Punjab Research Group

A quiet triumph for humanity

Posted in Articles by Pippa on October 7, 2009

MUCH-AWAITED REUNION: Grandmother Leelo Begum flanked by her brother Lekh Raaj and sister Kamala Devi.

It has now been nearly three months since my naani (maternal grandmother) reunited with her brother and sister. They were separated in October 1947. Witnessing the two sisters meet for the first time after that, yards forward of the family home in Mendhar (District Poonch in Indian-administered Kashmir), was nothing short of an epiphany for me.

I spent the last 22 of my 37 years trying to make this happen, and for the most part, it seemed an unattainable dream. Since April 2005, staying put in Pakistan-administered Kashmir — I came down from the United Kingdom — was my only means to ensure my dream was attained.

Read further: http://www.hinduonnet.com/2009/09/19/stories/2009091951480900.htm

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