Ibrahim Tariq

Ibrahim Tariq

The author is currently pursuing a degree in International Politics at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, and likes writing on issues of historical and social interest. He tweets @ibrahimtariq_ (twitter.com/ibrahimtariq_)

I was not just a Pakistani visiting India; I was travelling back in history

Several years ago, I chanced to visit India for a conference. Our immediate destination after crossing the Wagah-Attari border was the Jallianwala Bagh, followed by the Golden Temple – the two famous destinations that appear when you Google “sites to visit in Punjab”. For those living in Lahore today, touring these sites, which are located at a mere 50-kilometre distance, is next to impossible given the visa restrictions. Crossing the border I was excited of course, but at the same time, I was lost in my thoughts. In their teen years, my grandparents had made the decision of ...

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