Divided Muslim family yearns to reunite, 70 years after India, Pakistan split

Divided Muslim family yearns to reunite, 70 years after India, Pakistan splitBy Shahab Shahabuddin and Sunil Kataria KARACHI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – As India and Pakistan prepare to celebrate 70 years of independence from Britain next week, thousands of families in the nuclear-armed neighbors remain divided by a border that strained diplomatic ties make harder to cross. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since 1947, and relations remain tense, particularly when it comes to the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, which both claim in full. “The people who have migrated are not able to come to India, nor can we go there freely,” said Asif Fehmi, a resident of a New Delhi neighborhood where thousands of Muslim families divided by Partition have blood ties over the border.


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