With terrorism being the buzz word today, many are fearing impending unrest and violence. India has already seen a surge in attacks and ceasefire violations by Pakistan and terrorists operating out of their land.
Last month, four terrorists entered the town of Uri in Jammu and Kashmir and killed 19 Indian soldiers. Over a week later, India conducted surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads along the LoC. There have also been protests and threats. For instance, the MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) has asked for a complete boycott of Pakistani artists in India.
While the media in both countries have been reporting in-depth about the increasing turmoil the respective nations are facing at this time, there are some heart-touching stories that are going unseen. These are the stories of friendships and love that transcend borders. Humans of Pakistan — inspired by the popular Humans of New York — tells the stories of people in Pakistan, “who are not violent and aggressive and are like all other people”.
In this page’s Facebook post is about two Pakistani boys who have a friend from the other side of the river and all they know about him is that he is an Indian.
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“We have a friend who lives on the other side of the river. This time every day, he comes back from school. He always stands over there and throws stones in the water. We do the same. Whoever gets their stone to skip the furthest distance wins. We play this game every day.”
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– What is your friend’s name?
“We don’t know. The river makes it hard for us to talk to each other. But we do know that he is an Indian Kashmiri because that’s on the river’s other side.”
The post has been shared over 3,000 times on Facebook. It is saddening to see how such stories go unnoticed, mostly because of the larger coverage the other side of the story gets.