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The Fate of Prof. Brij Narain a Jinnah Supporter in 1947

The fate of Brij Narain - a Hindu supporter of Jinnah

Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed wrote during my research on the partition of Punjab, I found, to my very great surprise, that even some Hindus continued to believe in Jinnah’s secular credentials and some of them wanted to stay on and serve in Pakistan. However, soon after August 14, 1947, one such Hindu admirer of Jinnah, a leading Lahore economist Prof Brij Narain, was mercilessly killed by a mob that raided his home on Nicholson Road. He pleaded in vain that he was a supporter of Jinnah and Pakistan (he wrote several articles proving that Pakistan would be economically viable). After that incident, few if any Hindus or Sikhs remained in Lahore or other parts of Pakistani Punjab.