Amid the growing tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, India and Pakistan, following Pulwama attack and Balakot air strike, a video song by two Pakistani sisters has gone viral on social media in both countries. The ‘Hamsaye Maa Jaye’ song, a simple rape conversation between two women neighbours, shows the love and friendship the two countries, once part of one united India, can shower on each other if they get over with hostility.
Addressing each other as ‘Gwandnee’ (neighbour), the women also touch upon various issues between the countries and talks about the consequences of using ‘atom bomb’ – often discussed whenever the countries are indulged in any faceoff. While one of the women say all this is the game of politicians, the other wonders why there is so much hate and enmity between countries when they both share the same sky, sun, water and earth.
Later, they also talk about the common problems people of both India and Pakistan face - electricity, water, poverty and hunger. At one point, when their conversation moves to the way television anchors spread hate, they say, ‘Let’s forget it. Just dance and enjoy.’
The video, full of emotions and love for each other, also show how the border stops them from crossing over to meet each other but then they are satisfied only by exchanging their scarves.
The video posted on YouTube with the name ‘Hamsaye Maa Jaye’ features famous Pakistani actors and sisters Bushra Ansari and Asma Abbas. The rap has been written by their third sister Neelam Ahmad Bashir, who happens to be a poet.
Watch the video below: