Muslim sisters meet Sikh brother for the first time since being separated in 1947 partition

Two Muslim sisters from Pakistan who were separated from their Sikh brother more than 70-years-ago during the partition of 1947 have finally reunited with him.

Before the partition, the family lived together in Paracha village near Dera Baba Nanak, India.

But tragically when they were migrating to Pakistan, the partition violence separated the two sisters from the brother.

The sisters managed to settle with the family in Pakistan, However, their brother Beant Singh wasn’t able to cross the border and remained in India.

For more than 70 years, Mr Singh had been in touch with Ulfat and Mairaj through letters. But he finally met them in person after he travelled to Pakistan as a part of the Sikh Janta (group) from India.

The siblings hugged in an emotional reunion more then 70 years after being separated.

Both sisters later appealed to the Prime Minister to help extend Mr Singh’s visa.

Ulfat Bibi told the Express Tribune that she feared not seeing her brother again and meet his children as she might not be allowed to travel to India.

The wonderful reunion was only made possible after both countries decided to open the Kartarpur corridor.

The move is intended to facilitate the visit of Sikh pilgrims to Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.