Separated during the partition of India and Pakistan, they find themselves thanks to YouTube

“In a YouTube video that has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, an elderly man with a long gray beard, wearing a black turban, hugs his sister for the first time since their family separated seventy-five years ago.” Mumtaz Bibi is Pakistani and Muslim, relates NPR, while her brothers who came to find her at the border, Gurmukh and Baldev Singh, “are Sikh Indians”.

This is “an event of cataclysmic proportions” which separated the siblings, recalls the American radio. This is the partition of the British colonial Empire of India into two independent states: Pakistan, with a Muslim majority, and India, with a Hindu majority.

A million people are said to have been killed during the partition, which also caused one of the largest migrations of the 20th century.e century, precise NPR :


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