From The Past Pages Of Dawn: 1947: Seventy-five years ago: Forced conversions.

A SPOKESMAN of the Pakistan Government ... expressed concern over the 'numerous reports which are being received almost daily about the forcible conversion of Muslims in the East Punjab and other parts of India'. He said that 'very little was being done by the East Punjab Government to stop this. About 6,000 Muslims had a few days back embraced the Sikh faith in the Kurali refugee camp in Ambala district after being subjected to starvation and other acts of torture'. The spokesman added: 'In marked contrast to this, about 5,000 Sikhs wanted to embrace Islam in the West Punjab in Lyallpur district, but were not allowed to do so, as the Muslim population did not favour such...

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