By the morning
of March 5, the major towns across Punjab including Amritsar, Jullundur, Rawalpindi, Multan and Sialkot were up in flames. Most North and West bound trains out of Lahore were cancelled. The sale of petrol and diesel was banned in many cities of Punjab. Outgoing phone calls and telegrams from Lahore too were banned. In district Gujarat Muslim mob started murdering, burning, raping, looting and abduction. The Lyallpur which was a richest spot the Sikhs possessed in the Punjab, also affected with riots.