It is sad to see the past being re-written in the form of changing the names of streets, buildings and other historical landmarks of Lahore. In Across the Wagah: An Indian's Sojourn in Pakistan By Maneesha Tikekar, there is a fascinating account of the great Saadat Hasan Manto's description of the Muslim mob attacking a statue of Lahore philanthorpist Sir Ganga Ram in 1947.
"The mob suddenly veered to the left, its wrath now directed at the marble statue of Sir Ganga Ram, the great Hindu philanthropist of Lahore. One man smeared the statue's face with coal tar. Another strung together a garland of shoes and was about to place it around the great man's neck when the police moved in, guns blazing.
The man with the garland of shoes was shot, and then taken to the nearby Sir Ganga Ram Hospital"
- Saadat Hasan Manto, Siah Hashiay
Model town is the old elite residential are dating back to the times before the partition. Then it was mostly inhabited by Hindus and Sikhs. Then it was the influential communities of Lahore controlling most of the trade, professions and education in the city. Only after visiting Lahore can one unsderstand why the Indian Punjabis still lament the loss of Lahore even after more than half a century after the partition.