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Joona-Dabrian

Joona and Dabrian are two adjacent villages in Kotli district. It was here in 1947, that a contingent of local men headed by Col. Mahmood defeated and chased out the Dogra army. The Dogra soldier were first beseiged at Throtchi Fort near Gulpur until they decided to make a run for Jammu. They were chased through Changpur and Khawas villages, and some through the Mhooli river. Some Dogra re-enforcements were arriving but they were all eventually caught up in ambush here at Dabrian, near Joona, where a final showdown took place. Many of the Dogra soldiers were killed in the encounter, whilst one or two who were heavily armed managed to retreat towards Jammu. These photos show the fields where the fighting took place.

Fields
Fields
Fields
Fields
Fields
Fields
Fields
Fields
Point Zero
Point Zero
Joona
Joona
Fields
Fields
Aerial view
Aerial view
Joona
Joona
Joona
Joona
Joona
Joona
Joona
Joona
Local
Local
Joona
Joona
View from Joona
View from Joona
Local
Local
View from Joona
View from Joona
View from Joona
View from Joona
Fields
Fields
Fields
Fields
Tourists
Tourists
Joona
Joona
Fields
Fields
Locals
Locals
Fields
Fields
Fields
Fields
Aerial view
Aerial view
Joona
Joona
Joona
Joona
Joona
Joona
Fields
Fields
Fields
Fields
Tourists
Tourists
Fields
Fields
Fields
Fields
Fields
Fields
Point Zero
Point Zero