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Muslim family yearns to reunite after 70 years amid tense India, Pak ties

India and Pakistan have fought three wars since 1947, and relations remain tense

Reuters  |  Karachi / New Delhi 

As India and Pakistan prepare to celebrate 70 years of independence from Britain next week, thousands of families in the nuclear-armed neighbours remain divided by a border that strained diplomatic ties make harder to cross. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since 1947, and relations remain tense, particularly when it comes to the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, which both claim in full. "The people who have migrated are not able to come to India, nor can we go there freely," said Asif Fehmi, a resident of a New Delhi neighbourhood where thousands of ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 09:42 IST
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