Social Media Breaks Barriers Between India and Pakistan Over Independence Day
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Indians and Pakistanis turned to social media to exchange best wishes over Independence Day. Hundreds of hopeful tweets flew across the border from India and Pakistan, as a welcome break from politics as usual. These tweets are highlighted at IndiaLovesPakistan.com, and are symbolic because of high political tensions between India and Pakistan.
IndiaLovesPakistan.com promotes connections between Indians and Pakistanis, and highlights the human element in the India-Pakistan relationship.
On Aug. 14 and 15, Indians and Pakistanis turned to Twitter to wish their neighboring country best wishes and hoped for friendly relations. A full gallery of messages can be seen at: www.IndiaLovesPakistan.com/messages.html.
Select messages include:
- "Happy Independence Day Indians. I am Pakistani and I love both India and Pakistan."
- "Happy Birthday, India. Here's hoping for greater mutual respect. May peace prevail in the Sub Continent! Kind regards - Pakistan"
- "Happy Independence India & Pakistan. Don't waste resources on war. Please spread peace. Concentrate on welfare of people in region"
- "Love your neighbors. Happy Independence Day, Pakistan and India."
In the UK, students Salman (Pakistan) and Isha (India) celebrated Independence Day together with a cake and flags of both India and Pakistan proudly by their side. These are small yet significant steps, towards normalizing relations between everyday people of India and Pakistan.
"It's very encouraging to see more Indians and Pakistanis connecting through social media, and working to positively impact the India-Pakistan relationship 140 characters at a time," said Amrit Sharma, Founder, IndiaLovesPakistan.com
IndiaLovesPakistan.com builds bridges between Indians and Pakistanis via social networks. It's mission is to "enable love with no boundaries," and amplify messages of friendship.
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