Love doesn’t know any boundaries. A 20-year-old engineering student from Maharashtra attempted to come to Pakistan & was arrested by the Border Security Force in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch. His mere intention was to meet his girlfriend in Pakistan with whom he had interacted on social media but got caught by authorities. The young boy used google maps that helped him navigate his route to Karachi, Pakistan. The Indian boy named Siddiqui Muhammad Zishan told BSF jawans who rescued him from the Rann of Kutch that he wanted to be with Samra. He was just 1.5 km away from India-Pak border when he got caught by BSF while he was on foot to meet his love in Pakistan.
Zishan Mohammad Siddiqui, is a resident of Khwajangar in Maharashtra’s Osmanabad town and he told the officials that he was madly in love with a Pakistani girl Samra and they connected through social media. “Siddiqui was held by the BSF on Thursday night and later handed over to the local police. “Police had issued an alert after a motorcycle with the Maharashtra registration number was found abandoned near Dholavira village in the Rann of Kutch on Thursday evening. The BSF later nabbed the man when he was found walking towards the border in a bid to enter Pakistan,” Mr Rathod Kutch-East Superintendent of Police.
According to various sources, Indian boy Zishan travelled via his motorcycle as other transportations services were closed due to lockdown. After his motorcycle got stuck in the sand, he started walking towards Pakistan. The police official said that Siddiqui had been in touch with a Pakistani woman through social media since the last few months.
“Police launched a probe and Siddiqui’s social media accounts were examined, in which it came to light that he has left home to meet the girl in Pakistan,” Rajtilak Roshan, Superintendent of Police, Osmanabad. Amidst his voyage of love, Zishan got unconscious due to dehydration for two hours in the Rann. A PAN card, Aadhaar, ATM card and mobile were recovered from his possession.
It’s not the first time an Indian boy dared to cross border of Indo-Pak. Prior to this incident, another Indian boy Hamid Ansari fell in love with a Pakistani girl he befriended on Facebook but had to spend 6 years in a Pakistani jail for illegally crossing the border.
These situations give us nostalgic vibes as many Bollywood movies revolve around these almost surreal incidents. Pakistani and India’s present conditions are fragile to say the lease and there is on-going tension at the borders. Many Pakistani celebrities are banned in Bollywood due to the current state of animosity between the two nations.
There are certain movies that have dug deep, diving beneath the history of war and hatred and focusing on the simple unadulterated love two people can share, a love so pure that it transcends all boundaries and rises above the hate that has consumed the history of these two countries;
Starring Shahrukh Khan as Veer and Preity Zinta as Zara, Veer is an Indian Air Force pilot and Zaara is the daughter of a Pakistani politician. The film follows the saga of how this Indian soldier follows his love to Pakistan and shows that love knows no nationality.
Happy Bhag Jaegi:
A bride-to-be (Diana Penty) from Amritsar who runs away from her wedding ceremony and inadvertently arrives in Lahore, Pakistan. Including an ensemble cast of both Pakistani and Indian actors namely Abhay Deol, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ali Fazal, and Momal Sheikh.
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is a 2001 Indian Hindi-language period action drama film starring Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel and Amrish Puri in leading roles. During partition, Tara Singh (Sunny Deol), a Sikh, who falls in love with a Muslim Pakistani girl, Sakina ”Sakku” Ali (Amisha Patel).