Attari, Feb.18 (ANI): Tension on either side of the Indo-Pakistan border always generates panic among border residents of Punjab. Many a time, these residents have had to migrate to saver havens because of war or tension-related rhetoric.
In the wake of the terror attacks on Mumbai, trade between India and Pakistan through the land border checkpost at wagah has taken a beating.
In a bid to restore normalcy between the two South Asian neighbours, border residents arranged a prayer meeting and performed a ritual on Wedensday.
A majority of the people who participated in the even, said that politicians have their own agenda, and therefore, there was need to call on the Almighty to help resolve the problems of border inhabitants.
Rameshwar Parshad Tyagi, the chief priest at the function, said such special prayers would certainly reduce prevailing tensions in the border areas.
He claimed that religion always works to strengthen relations between different communities.
Hailing the efforts of the residents of the border area, Sawinder Singh, a local, told ANI: "Our efforts will turn sour relations of India and Pakistan to sweet."
Harjeet Kaur, another border resident, claimed that her father was still in a Pakistani jail as a Prisoner of War (PoW).
She said that she was participating in the prayers to ensure that peace prevailed between the two countries. If peace prevailed, chances of her father returning to his homeland would brighten, she added. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)