How did women experience Partition?

For females, partition was terrible. Women were abducted, raped and many times, compelled to live with strangers and initialize a fresh life. They were deeply traumatized and began to form new family bonds in the transformed circumstances.

Women became victims on both sides of the border. They were compelled to reside in strange circumstances. But the government officials of both the nations did not consider taking any serious step for consulting those women due to which they were left on their fate.

They were even murdered by their family members and when the men realized that the females of their life would fall into their enemy’s hands, they themselves killed their women. For escaping from the enemy’s hands, ninety women in a Sikh village were said to have voluntarily jumped into a well.