By January 1947 things were starting to get bad, there were a lot of killings and people were being pushed out of their homes. When the decision to partition India was made by Cyril Radcliffe, people had begun migrating in large numbers but even as they fled, they were attacked. There were many killings at the Wagah border by Sikh militias who targeted people heading towards Pakistan.
At the time, I had just started my house job in Mayo Hospital Lahore. My ancestral home was in Amritsar and my whole family was there, I was the only one in Lahore. My father worked in the municipal dispensary. The lower floors of the building where he worked was the hospital and my family lived on the upper floors.