Reena Chhibar, a 92-year-old Indian girl, reached Pakistan on Saturday to go to her ancestral house, in accordance with native media.
As a part of a goodwill gesture, the Pakistani Excessive Fee has issued a three-month visa to the lady, The Specific Tribune reported.
The girl on Saturday made her method via the Wagah-Attari border to see her ancestral house situated in Prem Niwas in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi. She urged the governments of each international locations to “work collectively” to ease visa restrictions to make “coming and going simple for us”.
Ms Reena reminisced of a multi-cultural various group that was thriving in Pindi earlier than the partition as she was pushed from the border to Rawalpindi.
“My siblings had buddies who would come over to our home from varied communities, together with Muslims,” she stated, in accordance with The Specific Tribune. She additionally remembered that “our house-help was additionally a various combine of individuals”.
In 1947, after the partition, her household moved to India. She was 15 years outdated at the moment, in accordance with the media report.
Ms Reena stated that she “couldn’t take away her ancestral house, her neighbourhood, and the streets from her coronary heart”.
Quoting the Indian girl, The Specific Tribune reported that Reena had utilized for a visa in 1965 to go to Pakistan however she couldn’t purchase permission amid excessive tensions because of the conflict between the 2 neighbours.
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