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Rare Pictures Show The Horror of Riots That Shattered Many Lives

India | Getty Images | January 1, 2019, 11:23 am
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 Afghan traders leaving Amritsar, Punjab, with all their belongings, after communal violence in the city during the Partition of British India, March 1947. Fighting took place between the city's Muslim population (around 50 percent), anxious for Amritsar to be incorporated into Pakistan, and the other, Sikh and Hindu, half of the inhabitants, who supported incorporation with India. (Image: Getty Images)

Afghan traders leaving Amritsar, Punjab, with all their belongings, after communal violence in the city during the Partition of British India, March 1947. Fighting took place between the city's Muslim population (around 50 percent), anxious for Amritsar to be incorporated into Pakistan, and the other, Sikh and Hindu, half of the inhabitants, who supported incorporation with India. (Image: Getty Images)

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 A jeep is set on fire during riots between Hindus and Sikhs in Chandni Chowk Shopping Centre, New Delhi on 18th March 1966. (Image: Getty Images)

A jeep is set on fire during riots between Hindus and Sikhs in Chandni Chowk Shopping Centre, New Delhi on 18th March 1966. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Houses and buildings lie in ruins after riots in Amritsar in March 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

Houses and buildings lie in ruins after riots in Amritsar in March 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Men of the First Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment leaving City Police headquarters on a peace-keeping patrol after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India in March 1947. Fighting took place between the city's Muslim population (around 50 percent), anxious for Amritsar to be incorporated into Pakistan, and the other, Sikh and Hindu, half of the inhabitants, who supported incorporation with India. (Image: Getty Images)

Men of the First Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment leaving City Police headquarters on a peace-keeping patrol after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India in March 1947. Fighting took place between the city's Muslim population (around 50 percent), anxious for Amritsar to be incorporated into Pakistan, and the other, Sikh and Hindu, half of the inhabitants, who supported incorporation with India. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Stone throwing by a mob in Chandni Chowk shopping centre, Old Delhi during riots between Hindus and Sikhs over the future of Punjab State in 1966. (Image: Getty Images)

Stone throwing by a mob in Chandni Chowk shopping centre, Old Delhi during riots between Hindus and Sikhs over the future of Punjab State in 1966. (Image: Getty Images)

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 A wrecked potter's shop after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947.(Image: Getty Images)

A wrecked potter's shop after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947.(Image: Getty Images)

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 A street sweeper at work after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947. The man has permission to work, but the streets are otherwise deserted under a curfew imposed by the British Army. (Image: Getty Images)

A street sweeper at work after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947. The man has permission to work, but the streets are otherwise deserted under a curfew imposed by the British Army. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Three wounded Indian policemen receiving treatment following the riots in Lahore, when Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims clashed over the decision to incorporate the western region of Punjab into the state of Pakistan. (Image: Getty Images)

Three wounded Indian policemen receiving treatment following the riots in Lahore, when Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims clashed over the decision to incorporate the western region of Punjab into the state of Pakistan. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Birds flock round dead bodies lying at crossroads after riots in Bhowanipore, south Calcutta a predominantly Hindu and Sikh locality where Muslim casualties were heavy. Bodies were left lying in the streets for days while life flowed round them on August 28, 1946. (Image: Getty Images)

Birds flock round dead bodies lying at crossroads after riots in Bhowanipore, south Calcutta a predominantly Hindu and Sikh locality where Muslim casualties were heavy. Bodies were left lying in the streets for days while life flowed round them on August 28, 1946. (Image: Getty Images)

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 A view towards the Golden Temple (Sri Harmandir Sahib), the holiest shrine of Sikhism, after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

A view towards the Golden Temple (Sri Harmandir Sahib), the holiest shrine of Sikhism, after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Wrecked buildings after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947. Fighting took place between the city's Muslim population (around 50 percent), anxious for Amritsar to be incorporated into Pakistan, and the other, Sikh and Hindu, half of the inhabitants, who supported incorporation with India. (Image: Getty Images)

Wrecked buildings after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947. Fighting took place between the city's Muslim population (around 50 percent), anxious for Amritsar to be incorporated into Pakistan, and the other, Sikh and Hindu, half of the inhabitants, who supported incorporation with India. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Refugees with their remaining belongings at the Golden Temple (Sri Harmandir Sahib), the holiest shrine of Sikhism, in Amritsar, Punjab, after communal riots during the Partition of British India, March 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

Refugees with their remaining belongings at the Golden Temple (Sri Harmandir Sahib), the holiest shrine of Sikhism, in Amritsar, Punjab, after communal riots during the Partition of British India, March 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

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 The burned-out Hall Bazaar shopping street after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947.(Image: Getty Images)

The burned-out Hall Bazaar shopping street after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947.(Image: Getty Images)

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 An armoured car of the Wiltshire Regiment leaving City Police headquarters on a peace-keeping patrol after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

An armoured car of the Wiltshire Regiment leaving City Police headquarters on a peace-keeping patrol after communal riots in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Partition of British India, March 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Burned-out and ruined buildings in the Katra Jaimal Singh area of Amritsar after communal violence in the city during the Partition of British India, Punjab, March 1947.(Image: Getty Images)

Burned-out and ruined buildings in the Katra Jaimal Singh area of Amritsar after communal violence in the city during the Partition of British India, Punjab, March 1947.(Image: Getty Images)

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 Telephone linesmen restoring communications after riots in Amritsar, holy city of the Sikhs in the Punjab in March 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

Telephone linesmen restoring communications after riots in Amritsar, holy city of the Sikhs in the Punjab in March 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

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