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Mallya Aditi International School

Dear Friend,

I am Nidhi. I'm 15 and I study in Mallya Aditi International School in Bangalore . Pakistan has always greatly interested me as it makes up so much about Indian's history and because I have heard so much about it. Almost everyone I know had grandparents and relatives in Pakistan before the partition. Every single one of them have beautiful stories about their surroundings and the people in Pakistan . My grandfather had once told me a story that I remember vividly till this day. It was about a friend of his who was in the Indian Army some time after the separating he was told to take his men to destroy a village in Pakistan. This village happened to be where lots of his school friends went to after the partition. He didn't know if he could deal with killing his friends or anyone they knew but he know that he couldn't disobey orders. He warned his friends about the attack and told them to evacuate all the people from the village. Then hoping that no one was left he combed the entire village. Even though no one died that night and his friends were extremely grateful to him he never forgave himself for doing it until the day he died. When I heard this story I began to wonder why people from India and Pakistan hate each other when they have so many friends that are from the other nation. Do the people actually know why they are so against each other or do they believe that it is their duty to be against each other without having any reason. There are so many people that I know that clench their fists with rage when I talk about Pakistan and when I ask them why they are so mad they say that their parents or friends told them that they should be mad. Once, we lived together in peace, what is so different today? I want our countries to be able to work side by side helping each other when in need. I want to bring more peace into this world and I think this is a first step. I hope you feel the same and I hope that you will write back to me and tell me your thoughts on the issue.

Lots of love,



  hearts It may be long before the law of love will be recognised in international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another. -- M.K. Gandhi