Red, White and Black

The two Punjabs
1 December, 2005, 10:07 pm
Filed under: India, Pakistan

While the governments of India and Pakistan seem to be moving down the path of peace and friendship very cautiously – the Punjabis of the region have thrown all caution to wind. The Cheif Ministers of the two Punjabs have met regualrly over the last year. We have conferences on Punjabi lok versa, on the language and general meetups between the two groups. We have have numerous Indian theatre groups performing at Lahore and across Punjab. Same for theatrical groups going across. And then of course we have the Sikh yaatris who come in every year. The Punjabis are surely bonding! This image of the two CM’s and their ranks at Nankana Sahib is very illustrative of the distance covered between the two Punjabs.Story here.


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I hope this kinda contact spreads over to other parts. I’m not sure how that would happen though.

Punjabis on both sides have cultural similarities so it’s easier for them to bond with each other.

Probably these punjabi meetups can help lay infrastructure for similar meetups for other parts of the region thus promoting more people to people contacts.

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