How did ordinary people view Partition?

The ordinary people perceived Partition in the context of challenges and sufferings of the times. For such people, it was neither a mere territorial division more was it regarding the party politics of the Congress, Muslim League or other parties.

Furthermore, for them it meant death of loved ones, abduction and rape of their women in addition to loss of wealth as well as property. It also meant getting uprooted from their houses, transported to refugee camps and compelled to start a new life. Thus, for ordinary persons, partition was not one pleasant experience, but it was full of sufferings and panful.