Ali is one of the five women executive members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board.
Twenty years later, I find her still buzzy with an active social life.
“If I sing, I think that’s the moment Indian and Pakistan might ban Skype,” he says.
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It was difficult there.” There is also some online heart-to-heart and cousin-to-cousin sharing on the Shia-Sunni divide and majoritarianism in both countries.
“ My Pakistani cousins talk of targeted Shia killings by supremacist Sunnis.
Dearest relatives take up residence only in the mists of memory….”“We wish our cousins in Pakistan on Eid over Skype and then they invariably turn the Skype camera and say: ‘Talk to grandmother’,” says Juhi Hasan, a student in Delhi.
“I have very formal relations with them.” (Photo courtesy: Juhi Hasan) Juhi Hasan, a student in Delhi, admits she has “very formal conversations” with her cousins Rashid and Shahid in Pakistan.
When Cousin Ahmad sees Cousin Javed across the screen, of course they smile. But it is more about being part of a network, than a feeling of being family.“In large measure, the generation who grew up together, or played together, and for whom Partition was a wrench, are gone or dying,” says veteran journalist Saeed Naqvi.
In his recently published book, Being the Other: The Muslim in India, he talks of his aunt, Alia Askari, and his helpless gesture – the sending of an email asking her to take care of herself on receiving the news of her husband, Kazi Imam’s death: “If we tried we would have got visas to attend his funeral. The sheer habit of living in different countries with obstacles in travel increases distance exponentially.But my 19th-century heroine won’t leave the 19th century and ‘do’ Skype.Partition in 1947 displaced populations, divided families.Abdullah, a hotelier, talks to his sister and his extended family over Skype. When we talk, we just focus on the family,” he says.(Dheeraj Dhawana / HT Photo) Abdullah also gets to supplement his online chats with going to Pakistan once every year to meet his cousins. Usually, it’s Dubai, the go-to place for well-heeled Indians and Pakistanis to meet each other or catch a flight to each other’s countries in times of conflict, because their own planes won’t fly.)” conversations with his relatives in Karachi and Islamabad works for him. “We don’t talk politics.” Abdullah and his wife Nayab in Lucknow.