Tribune News Service
Amritsar, August 14
Due to the Covid-19 menace, the Independence Day celebrations on the Attari-Wagah border will stay a subdued affair this 12 months. The decade-long custom of holding a candlelight march as much as the Attari-Wagah border has now been restricted. Peaceniks will perform a symbolic march on the Integrated Checkpost (ICP) gate on the August 14-15 midnight.
Last 12 months, the Aaghaz-e-Dosti Yatra travelled from Delhi to Attari with 80 members from throughout India and eventually joined round 100 individuals for a vigil on the border. Ramesh Yadav, president, Folklore Research Academy, stated the vigil can be symbolic this time. “Pakistan peaceniks have been celebrating their Independence Day at SAFMA office in Lahore. We conducted a joint online session through video-conferencing and exchanged opinions,” he stated.
The peace activists paid tributes to 10 lakh individuals who misplaced lives on both facet as a consequence of communal violence as a fallout of the Partition in 1947, and others who left their property and kinfolk behind. They resolved that the governments on each side wanted to begin a complete dialogue to convey their diplomatic, political and safety companies collectively to resolve the bilateral variations.