Connected at Heart by Bella Patel
Recently, Pakistan Army director general military operations (DGMO) called his Indian counterpart and offered assistance for the rescue of Indian Army personnel who went missing after an avalanche hit the Siachen glacier area.
Ten Indian soldiers were feared buried in an avalanche that hit Siachen glacier in the India-held portion of Kashmir on Wednesday, The soldiers were hit while on duty at a post at an altitude of 19,000 feet.
In other news, Geeta, a deaf-mute woman in her early 20s, is finally back in India today after spending 13 years in Pakistan.
The Hindu woman was about 11-years-old when she had wandered over one of the world’s most militarised borders and landed in Lahore. It is not yet clear how she crossed the border. Her story has captivated both Pakistanis and Indians after a Bollywood film with a similar plot was released in 2015. In the movie, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, actor Salman Khan plays an Indian man who travels to Pakistan to reunite a deaf-mute girl with her family.
In Geeta’s homecoming, on the other hand, one of Pakistan’s largest charity organisations has played hero.
Do you still think we are apart? We are connected at heart. We don’t even need similarities to be united.