The families divided throughout 1971 conflict between Pakistan and India and living on each the Line of Control (LoC) are hooked up with each and every different, thank you non to on each however the WhatsApp.
The families on each side of LoC have shaped WhatsApp discussion groups in a area the place telephone calls don’t attach throughout borders and roads have stay closed for many years and getting a visa is nearly unattainable,
Residents percentage footage, audio-video clips and chat with each and every different via WhatsApp within the area.
Ghulam Hussain, a social employee in Ladakh, whose circle of relatives used to be separated in 1971 conflict between India says, “We relations around the border ceaselessly footage and audio-video clips via WhatsApp. His kinfolk, cousins, newphews and nieces are living in Skardu area of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan.
The most well liked of those WhatsApp teams within the divided families is known as “Hum sb kb milenge” (When do we all meet), based in 2014 by Skardu-based journalist Musa Chulunkha.
It has 110 participants, who ceaselessly percentage leads concerning the cope with of relations at the different aspect, knowledge if somebody from Pakistan is visiting India, political trends at the opening of roads, and movies of cultural occasions.
Estimates show over 15,000 families have been left divided by the LoC in Ladakh because of more than one wars, the Hindustan Times reported.
But in spite of social media, families yearn to bodily meet each and every different.