Two brothers separated during the India-Pakistan partition meet at Kartarpur after 74 years. The heartwarming video of two brothers embracing each other has been garnering traction on social media.
As per the details, Siddique, 74, resident of Faisalabad met his elder brother Habib who arrived at Kartarpur at Phullanwala from Indian Punjab. The two brothers met and cried tears of joy while embracing each other. They recalled their memories as they decided to continue meeting through Kartarpur Corridor. Habib lauded the initiative of the Kartarpur Corridor. He said that Corridor has become the source of reuniting families separated for years.
Earlier, the Indian Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for accomodating Sikhs in Pakistan. He appreciated PM Khan and thanked him for reopening the Kartarpur corridor.
Woke up to this beautiful video today. Two brothers, separated in 1947, meet at Kartarpur. Siddique, who lives in Pakistan, met Sheela, now living in India, after almost 74 years. pic.twitter.com/1WcKG8frg5
— Syeda QurratUlAin Shirazi (@annie_shirazi) January 12, 2022
Re-opening of Kartarpur corridor
In honor of the birth anniversary of Sikhism founder, Baba Guru Nanak, Pakistan announced that it will re-open the Kartarpur corridor. India shortly followed and announced that it will also open the corridor from its side. The Indian government had restricted travel thro¬ugh the corridor in March 2020 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Kartarpur Corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district.
As a result, many Sikhs from India arrived in Pakistan including prominent politicians. CM Channi arrived with his cabinet ministers to offer prayers at the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.
“I am very happy to come here. And I received immense love from Punjabis, Pakistanis, and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. I am highly indebted for this,” Channi said after reaching the shrine.
He also told pilgrims there that Pakistan and PM Khan showed a big heart and built the “beautiful complex with love and dedication.”
Both the brothers have got a chance to meet at Kartarpur Sahib. It's a very pleasant experience. https://t.co/fxOrlvfTtz
— Rajan Gawande (@RajanGawande) January 12, 2022
Back in 2019, PM Khan formally inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor. In other words, the move paved the way for Indian Sikh pilgrims to travel to Pakistan to visit their holy sites without a visa.