Siblings who separated during Partition meet again after 75 years in Pakistan.
In the middle of all the political and economic chaos in the country, long-lost siblings got back together. This made people happy on both sides of the lines. A brother and his sister were split up 75 years ago during the Partition. They were able to see each other again at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur, in Pakistan. It was an emotional meeting made possible by social media.
Hindustan Times says that on Monday, Mahinder Kaur, who is 81 years old, and her family came from India through the Kartarpur Corridor to the Gurdwara. Her brother Sheikh Abdullah Aziz, who is 78, and his family came from Kashmir.
Indian Sikh visitors can go to the Darbar Sahib without getting a visa because of the 4 km long Kartarpur Corridor. During the time of partition, the family of Bhajan Singh, who lived in Indian Punjab, was split up.
After the partition, Aziz Azad went to the part of Kashmir that is now controlled by Pakistan. His family and other relatives stayed in Punjab.
The article said that Aziz said he had worked hard to get back in touch with his family, but that nothing had worked. The two families didn’t find out that Mahinder and Aziz were long-lost brothers until a social media post about a man and his sister being split up during the Partition brought them together.
Mahinder was so happy that she constantly hugged and kissed her brother’s hands. The two families also went to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, where they sat next to each other and shared a meal. As a sign of their happy meeting, they also gave each other gifts.
Mahinder thanked the governments of India and Pakistan and said that the Kartarpur Corridor had helped bring people closer together. She hoped that this path would keep bringing families together who had been split up by the partition. As they said their goodbyes in the evening, the two brothers promised to meet again through the corridor in Pakistan.