India-Pakistan Issue: The wish of 90-year-old Indian woman Reena Verma to reach her streets has finally come true after 75 years. Reena Verma, after so many years, once again stood on the balcony of her ancestral home in Pakistan and became emotional remembering her childhood. Reena Verma said with tears in her eyes, “These are tears of happiness.” Reena Verma still remembers the day when she and her family had to leave her small three-storey house in the narrow streets of Rawalpindi’s Garrison town.
When Reena Verma reached her old house after 75 years on Wednesday, July 20, her neighbors gave her a warm welcome by showering flowers on her. On the arrival of Reena Verma, people welcomed her by playing drums. Reena also danced with the people on the beat of the drum. He spent time in his house and old streets from morning till evening. “I am very happy to see that the house is intact,” he said after spending several hours inside recalling childhood memories he had with his parents and five siblings.
Family settled in Pune after Partition
Let us tell you that Reena Verma’s family was among the lakhs of people who were forced to leave their homes after the partition of India and Pakistan. At the time of partition, Reena Verma’s family had settled in Pune. At that time she was only 14 years old.
Reena Verma reached Pakistan and appealed to strengthen mutual relations between the two countries, saying, “Our culture is the same. We have similar things. We all want to live with love and peace.” She said that when she lived in Rawalpindi it was a Hindu street, but Muslims, Christians and Sikhs all lived peacefully in her neighbourhood.