LAHORE – India and Pakistan has always had a relationship that is difficult to understand. Sometimes they are the best of friends and at times then are at eachother’s throats. Reminds us of certain siblings in our lives, right? Well,
LAHORE – India and Pakistan has always had a relationship that is difficult to understand. Sometimes they are the best of friends and at times then are at eachother’s throats. Reminds us of certain siblings in our lives, right?
Well, the latest in the love/hate tale of the two countries is that Indians made a hashtag go viral that had quite an impact on Pakistanis. #MyNameInUrdu went viral for the nature of motive.
The story behind the hashtag is that Prabha Raj recently found herself fascinated by the Urdu script. Enamoured by its beauty she decided to make use of it in her Twitter handle name.
Netizens did not waste any time in spreading the word and practicing what was preached by Prabha. Here are tweets that will overwhelm you. <3
My name in Urdu.
It might look weird to some, it might look somewhat fascinating to some. But it can never draw hate!
This is what is to be an Indian!
Was aloof of the writings of the greats before I myself started writing poetry in Urdu! Thank u @Rekhta
— Divesh Garg | دیویش گرگ (@DiveshSpeaks) January 7, 2019
This is how we start the wave of love, i personally don't know @deepsealioness but this trend of #MyNameInUrdu is very fresh initiative to counter this hate.There's my small contribution to this amazingly wonderful campaign started by her.
Thanks @VishruPandey for involving me. https://t.co/9b5cXw6Onw
— Advocate. Amardeep Tiwari (امردیپ) (@Advo_Amardeep) January 6, 2019
— Shahnawaz شاهنواز (@shahnawazk) January 6, 2019
There still are "Few Good Men" left in India. Sadly surprised.#AlokVerma
— Fakir Modi فاکر مودی (@sickularmodi) January 10, 2019
Prabha said, “This is not my movement, this is our movement. Together, as Indians, we are standing up against hate. If a single tweet can start a storm of love, I am happy to have been the catalyst. What is more important is for people to learn to be sensitive towards fellow humans.”
Pakistanis were no less in extending their hand in the name of harmony. #MyNameInHindi started trending as a means of reciprocation. Twitter users shared their cultural experiences alongside the barriers caused to them in the name of religion and language. More importantly, there was a sense of brotherhood in the air with encouraging words for one another.
#MyNameInHindi is beautiful after all.
such a beautiful thing. we stereotype our hate in small but significant ways, & @YoursLegallyy, @deepsealioness & so many others in India have begun a movement to deflect the hate minorities face online, on to themselves. hope we can have a similar show of solidarity here 💗🙏🏽 https://t.co/lNHJMvFgPD
— मेहर (@curlistani) January 6, 2019
वक़ास मेहमूद अली डोगर#MyNameInHindi
— وقاص محمود علی ڈوگر वक़ास मेहमूद अली डोगर (@WaqasMahmoodAli) January 10, 2019
And people in Pakistan are doing a #MyNameInHindi in solidarity.
It's just lovely ❤
— Shehla Rashid شہلا رشید (@Shehla_Rashid) January 9, 2019
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) January 9, 2019
This one takes the trophy though. Doesn’t it?
— ساحلSahil Yadav यादव (@yadav93sahil) January 7, 2019