NEW DELHI– Two brothers who got separated at the time of the partition of India-Pakistan, met after 74 years in such a way that both of them wept bitterly. The eyes of the rest of the people present there also became moist.
Mohammad Sadiq, living in Faisalabad, Pakistan, and Mohammad Habib Aka alias Shaila, living in India, met on Wednesday at Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. Social media became a medium in the union of both the brothers. The two first met on this virtual platform, then face-to-face. At first both of them cried hugging, then wiped each other’s tears. Habib tried to console his Pakistani brother Sadiq as they expressed gratitude to the Almight. Habib also told the brother that he devoted his whole life in the service of his mother and didn’t even get married because of mother’s upbringing.
Emotions run high and tears wouldn't stop from the eyes of septuagenarian brothers who were divided during Indo Pak partition but reunited at Kartarpur Sahib after 74 years.
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Pak Rangers did not intervene
As soon as the visitors set foot in the corridor, the first instruction, as per the norm, is that the Indian will not talk to any Pakistani or exchange the number. Even if an Indian is seen talking to Pakistan on the corridor, then the Pak Rangers interrupt, but, after the scene of two brothers, the heart of the Pak Rangers also moved and no one dared to separate them.
CEO Mohammad Latif, CEO of Kartarpur Corridor Project, told that when the two brothers hugged each other, the sound of both of them crying loudly was heard. There is an arrangement to bring about 5000 Indians to Sri Kartarpur Sahib in a day, but at present this count is less than 200.
This was not the first time when the Partitions had met at Kartarpur. Earlier, Sunita Devi from Ajjowal Hoshiyapur along with her family went to Kartarpur and met her relatives. At the time of partition, Sunita’s father had remained in India and the rest of the family had gone to Pakistan. Similarly, Jatinder Singh of Amritsar and Manjit Kaur of Haryana had reached Sri Kartarpur Sahib to meet their online friends. However, they were both sent back by the Pakistan Rangers.