The day of 6th November has
great importance for Muslims of Jammu-Kashmir and Pakistan. The day is observed
every year in the memorization of those Muslims who were martyred during
migration to Pakistan. Seminars, conferences, and rallies are organized to pay
rich tributes to martyrs of the Jammu massacre. On 6th of November, over 200,000
Muslims were massacred deceptively. Dogra forces and Hindus rioters crossed all
the limits of tyranny and barbarism. They changed the demographical status of
During these riots, Muslim majority areas population was eliminated. Their
houses were set on fire. Muslim Women especially teenager girls were ravished.
In 1947, the Muslim population was 80 percent. After riots, Muslims were a
minority in Jammu. 123 villages of Jammu where Muslims were in majority were
completely depopulated. In Kathua District, half of the Muslim population was
lost. In Ramnagar, thousands of Gujars were martyred. As well as, Village Raipur
was completely burnt out.
Rising more, the State administration had demobilized a large number of Muslim
soldiers which were on duty in the state army. Muslim police officers had also
been sent home. In the Jammu city, weapons of Muslim military had been taken and
the Jammu cantonment Muslim Brigadier was replaced with Hindu Dogra officer.
Arms were distributed among Sikhs and Hindus under organized planning. The
Muslims which tried to seek refuge in state departments like police stations and
Deputy Commissioners’ offices were handed over to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Moreover, the massacre of Muslims and burning of their houses in Jammu villages
started from October 1947. Dogra soldiers and rioters killed Muslim men and
abducted women. On 20th of October, 14,000 Muslims were martyred at Akhnoor. As
well as, all refugees in Sardar Akram’s house were cruelly murdered. Meanwhile,
Maharaja Patiala Yadavindra Singh sent additional army brigade to Jammu which
also participated in Muslims massacre. Meanwhile, Muslims were martyred from 4
to 7 November 1947. The government asked Muslims to reach Police Station in
Jammu on 4th of November so that they would be sent to Pakistan. On 4th
November, a Muslim convoy consisting of 4000 people left for Pakistan. At Mava,
armed persons attacked the convoy and killed whole Muslims. On Muslims were
loaded in 70 buses. At Satwaari, the caravan was attacked by Dogra soldiers.
They snatched money and other valuable items first. Then, the massacre of
Muslims started. Muslims were butchered like chickens.
Writing more, British daily The Times, London wrote: “2,37,000 Muslims were
systematically exterminated – unless they escaped to Pakistan along the border –
by the forces of the Dogra State headed by the Maharaja in person and aided by
Hindus and Sikhs. This happened in October 1947, five days before the Pathan
invasion and nine days before the Maharaja’s accession to India.” According to
Statesman Editor Ian Stephen wrote in his book: “Till the end of autumn 1947,
more than 2 lakh Muslims were murdered in one go. (Horned Moon)”
Concluding more, the solution of Jammu-Kashmir is essential for peace in the
region. India is the biggest hurdle in regional peace. UN Security Council
passed many resolutions for the solution of the issue but India is not ready to
give self-determination right to Muslims of Jammu-Kashmir. UN report exposes
Indian atrocities in Jammu-Kashmir. Government of Pakistan should expose Indian
state terrorism at International forums.