A hundred years ago July 31, 1919. Archives

From the Archives (July 31, 1919): Punjab Riots.


In the course of a statement to the press, Swami Shradhanand, vice president of Seva Samiti, praying for funds to undertake the organisation of relief of sufferers from recent disturbances in the Punjab says [as reported from Lahore]: The Samiti has so far got about Rs. 6000, almost the whole of which has already been pledged and every fresh case of relief imposed additional liability on the Samiti. The rush of persons seeking relief is so great that unless a prompt response is made to the appeal there is a grave risk of our work being hampered if not stopped. I therefore earnestly request all generous donors to immediately remit their contributions to me. While the Punjab was passing through a crisis, other provinces could only look on with helpless sympathy. An opportunity is now offered to various provinces to come to the rescue of the distressed in the Punjab and by their generous support show their profound sympathy with our fellow countrymen in the Punjab in their hour of need.

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