Beyond borders: Old woman asks to meet Indian family

Her family had gone to India and she hadn’t seen them for over 64 years due to visa restrictions.


Our Correspondent January 24, 2012

VEHARI: Vehari tehsil Mailsi resident 80-year-old Ayesha Mai told reporters that she wanted to meet her relatives who went missing during partition. Mai is a resident of Moza Nodhba and was living with her Hindu parents Nola Ram and Suni Mai in Ahmed Pur Sheriqia during partition. At the time, her name was Thapa Mai and she was 16-years-old. She told reporters that she lost her parents and four siblings during partition before reaching Mailsi, where she married Ahmed Bukhsh after converting to Islam.  According to Ayesha Mai, her family had gone to India and she hadn’t seen them for over 64 years due to visa restrictions. She has requested that the Pakistani government help her meet her family.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 25th, 2012. 

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