Graded Cut

Since the land in Punjab being redistributed to the refugees was less than the land the refugees had in Pakistan (with the difference being in the order of millions of acres), a graded cut was implemented.

Graded cut meant that for the first 10 acres of any claim, 25% was cut. Higher claims meant higher cuts, going up to 95% for claims in excess of 500 acres. Pretty similar to income tax these days, although I’d like to see 95% tax for the obscenely rich.

Some lady named Vidyawati had a claim of 11,500 acres and was only allotted 835.

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