Excerpt from Rajinder Kumar Malhotra's journey to Lahore.
What is striking is that though our countries are in conflict over various issues including Kashmir, the people of Pakistan were very courteous and hospitable and they made me as comfortable as possible in their country. It was truly a pleasure to meet them and after eight years of my visit the memories are still fresh in my mind. I am extremely grateful to Ahmed, without whom this journey would not have been possible.
Most of the people I know, including myself, who were personally affected by the partition have feelings of acceptance, of wanting to move on with our lives rather than anything else and the same is true if I may say so, for the other side of the border. I condemn any attempts to politicise the issue and play on the sensitivities of people who suffered severe loss and destruction of their families and homes.