Won't go to Pak, let me die in India: Bashira Bibi


An 80-year-old woman, Bashira Bibi, who was recently reunited with her sons for the first time since the partition, has asked the government to let her to spend the rest of her days at the family village, which she Left in 1947.

"In 1947, one day I went to visit my relatives in Samtota village in Fasilabad district (now Pakistan). I never knew the boundaries would be drawn the same day and that one side would become India and the other Pakistan. I was separated from my three sons, who are now in Ramdass village".

"I have seen very hard days in Pakistan. Even two square meals a day was a distant dream for me as my relatives there died two decades ago. All these years, I was longing to visit India and I don't want to go back to Pakistan," says Bashira Bibi.

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