It was barbaric, what people did to each other.
But it shows you how low man can fall.
Yeah he must be very traumatised by that. My dad and myself went around his house to visit, and we sat on the 2nd floor, and he randomly pointed towards the fields and said he remembers the Muslims girls hiding in the fields. It was so random because we didn't even ask him about the partition! He just started talking about it.
He then told us about the riots and then said how rows and rows of Muslims were leaving and then Sikhs came and set the entire gathering on fire. He said there was fire everywhere, fumes and smoke.
I don't think anyone can forget that. Especially how he randomly started talking about it, it must be stuck in his head.
I think it depended on the area. Some people got on very well, while others did not. People from cities have always looked down at people from pinds, they still do.
My nani grew up in Haryana and she went to school before partition and she said that the granthi Singh used to teach girls how to write Gurmukhi in the Gurdwara, while the moulvi used to teach how to write and read Urdu at the madrasa.
I've seen a lot of videos of the elders who witnessed the partition and they said everyone got on very well. But then I've seen videos of some saying that everyone kept to to their own religion.