Mumbai: Tensions between India and Pakistan are on the rise along with an increasing feeling of mistrust between the governments, but there are a lot of common people from both sides who are spreading love and hope for a better future.
While tales of a cross border couple and an Indian girl trying to bring her Pakistani best friend to India for her wedding were heart warming, now a young boy seems to be showing more understanding than most adults who seem to have been possessed by the toxic environment.
In a Facebook post by Humans of Bombay, the young boy recounts his experience on visits to Hyderabad in Pakistan, where him and his cousins cheer for respective teams during cricket matches but come together as soon as the match is over.
Read the FB post:
“Almost every other summer I’ve travelled to Hyderabad in Pakistan to visit my cousins. My mother’s side of the family lives there, so some of the best memories I have has been when my entire family comes together. My cousins and I play outside on the street all day and then run to get some pain puri…but you know didi, their puris are so big, they are like burgers!
Very often when we’re there, a cricket match between India and Pakistan will be going on so we will all sit on one side of the hall and my mother’s side sits on the other side. Everyone is only saying things like ‘oh that was a fluke shot!’ or now you watch ‘next ball is a wicket’ and going crazy cheering. But after everything, when the match is over and every possible comment has been made we sit together and share our food, laughing about everything under the sun. Sometimes I wish everyone could do that and forget about the differences….I wish it could be like that all the time.”
The kid hopes to inspire grown ups to stand united for peace despite their differences.