Pandit Sunderlal Committee Report

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Pandit Sunderlal Committee Report is a government of India commission to look into the riots and suffering during 1947 until Operation Polo that ensued after the Razakars.[1]

The Report[edit]

The committee led by Pandit Sunderlal investigated the situation and compiled the facts but the findings of the report was not disclosed until 2013 when they were made available at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi.[2] The Committee concluded that while Muslims villagers were disarmed by the Indian Army, Hindus were often left with their weapons.[2] In some cases, it said, Indian soldiers themselves took an active hand in the butchery: "At a number of places members of the armed forces brought out Muslim adult males from villages and towns and massacred them in cold blood."[2] The official "very conservative estimate" was that 27,000 to 40,000 died "during and after the police action".[2]

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