Since Kartarpur was opened in November 2019, it has become a place where people who were separated by the Partition of 1947 can come together and get back together again. Indian actors have been to the site, and Sunny Deol even called it “the beginning of peace” at the opening ceremony. It has brought together old friends and families, most recently two brothers who hugged each other after 74 years apart.
In a clip from their meeting, everyone is either a little or a lot teary-eyed, or they’re both.
It was 74 years ago when the country was split up. Muhammad Siddique and Habib, both 80, didn’t see each other again until now. It was a happy time when they hugged and cried and put flowers on each other.
SheSiddique said his siblings went to her grandparents’ house in 1947. My father and other members of my family decided to leave as soon as possible to save their lives, and we came to Pakistan. That day was the happiest day of Habib’s life.
It’s said that Siddique lives in Phugaran village on the outskirts of Faisalabad district. A Sikh social worker from Canada helped him two years ago, Siddique said. He said that the social worker had been able to help the two brothers get back together.
Many people have been wondering why it took so long for the two brothers to meet up with each other. It was only because of a group that brings people together from different countries that this meeting could take place. The two came to know about each other two years ago, but they had to wait because of the pandemic to get together.
A group called Punjabi Lehar that is working as a “bridge the gap between the people of East and West Punjab, which was caused by the partition of 1947.