A video of an Indian lady in her 90s, Reena Varma has made netizens emotional as she returned to her ancestral residence in Rawalpindi (Pakistan), after 75 years of leaving the nation through the Partition.
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The video was posted on social media by Pakistani journalist Shabbir Dar. Within the video, Varma was seen strolling on “Premgali” and Rawalpindi Faculty Street, the streets associated to her childhood reminiscence. She was accompanied by the close by residents and bystanders, who have been comfortable concerning the reunion and witnessed the overwhelming return.
Sonali Khullar, daughter of Reena Varma, advised the media that through the partition, her mom moved to Solan (Himachal Pradesh), and her maternal grandmother had hoped that they’d return, but it surely did not occur. After shedding the final sibling out of 5, Varma began considering again to her childhood days, household, residence and different small particulars about her previous in Pakistan.
She posted about wanting to return to her hometown through the pandemic on the general public Fb web page Punjab Heritage, which tries to deliver collectively Punjabis on each side of the border. The web page is owned by two Pakistanis, Imran William and Zihar.
She started to attach with a number of folks, who requested visits from her. Journalist Sajjad Haider, who works in Rawalpindi, took observe of her story, looked for her ancestral residence and emailed her photos.
In keeping with information stories, Varma had been making an attempt to get a visa since 1965 to return to her residence in Rawalpindi, the place she had spent her first 15 years of life earlier than being compelled to go away due to the Partition in 1945.
This yr too, Varma’s household utilized for a visa round March however was once more disapproved by the Pakistani embassy. Later, one other Pakistani journalist, Beenish Siddiqa, suggested her to create a video interesting for her visa, which she did, and was granted the visa after a Pakistani minister Hina Rabbani took discover of the video.
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