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KARACHI: At a time when the rivalry between long-time rivals Pakistan and India is intensifying, S. Nitin, the Indian “peacemaker”, insists that his small initiative can still matter.

Nitin, known as the “Planewalker Gandhi”. with two colleagues is currently visiting Pakistan to attend in various peaceful rallies in Karachi and Lahore.

“We know in reality on soil that strains between two countries are at an all-time high. But it’s time for peace lovers on both sides should work for peace between Pakistan and India”, Nitin, who calls himself a follower of This was reported to Anadolu agency by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi.

Gandhi, an outstanding figure of South Asia politics and the symbol of India’s freedom was killed in 1948 Hindu extremist Naturam Godse who apparently objected to his position against communal riots that swept India after partition in 1947

“We carry the legacy of Gandhi of non-violence, which need of an hour, said Nitin, who has stopped using his cast as second name. According to him, using caste like second the name is tantamount to reflecting “the kind of discrimination”.

Call for “immediate” renewal of protracted peace talks between New Delhi and Islamabad, he said that violence and wars are not the solution to disputes.

“Both sides have no other choice. Dialogue is the only option like war failed to resolve problems,” said Nitin, 31, an engineer at profession, who traveled 46,000 kilometers (28,583 miles) on sole in 46 countries since 2016, carrying the “message of love.”

Relations between two South Asian neighbors further deteriorated in August 2019 when New Delhi stripped occupied Jammu and Kashmir. valley of its longtime semi-autonomous status.

Controversial move immediately prompted Islamabad to downgrade diplomatic relations and stop trade with New Delhi.

Since then, the two neighbors have not missed the opportunity to inform each other in international and regional forums.

February 2021 treaty ending almost daily clashes along the line of Control (LoC) – the de facto border that divides the scenic area of ​​Jammu and Kashmir between the two countries – was the only positive. development in terms of connections.

Over the years, dozens of soldiers and civilians on both sides were killed, while scores were injured in fighting that caused damage on residents of border areas.

“Our goal is to bring people nearer’

“It’s time for two governments reduce military expenses and spend more on health care, education and infrastructure to fight dire poverty,” Nitin urged.

The two countries he further argued, face raft of common challenges ranging from poverty to climate change that they must fight together.

Vishwamitra Yogesh, another Indian planeswalker, said that the visit main the goal is to bring people closer on both sides.

“Contact between people is best way to move forward to the world. This will eventually force both governments follow suit, – said 65-year- old Yogesh, who traveled 17,000 kilometers (10,563 miles) through eight countries “Spread Love” since 2014.

Speaking to Anadolu agency, he said visiting Pakistan was his “long time dream’, which has now come true.

Sharing a similar view Jalandharnath Bhai third cock of visiting teamsaid the world walk supported by peaceful people and organizations from both countries, and “we are grateful for that.”

Bhai, junior member of the team went through three countries singing song “Jai Jagat” which means “victory for all.”

‘Incredible’ response from locals

The trio arrived in Pakistan via the northeastern border of Waga, which connects the Pakistani and Indian provinces. of Punjab will remain in Pakistan until August 14th.

Apparently, due to the strict visa regime between the two countries, they received visas for only three cities – Karachi, Lahore and Shikarpur.

“We wish we could walk for Pakistan like We have done in Another countries but due to visa restrictions we cannot. We will just participate in inside-city peaceful walks,” Nitin said.

The response of the Pakistanis to their walk it was “incredible,” he said.

“Pakistan is a completely different country compared to how it is pictured in Indian media. We have been received with with open arms and hearts wherever we go,” he said. added.

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Sandra Loyd
Sandra Loyd
Sandra is the Reporter working for World Weekly News. She loves to learn about the latest news from all around the world and share it with our readers.

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