BBC Urdu bridges divided families in Kashmir
London: BBC's Urdu service launched a three-day event in the Indian and Pakistani administered Kashmir, starting from 21 June.
Srinagar’s Jawahira Hameed talks to her
relatives in Muzaffarabad on 23 June during an event organised by the BBC
Members of divided families were able to talk to each other via video and satellite phones. The exchange, co-hosted in Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, was streamed live on the BBC Urdu online site Excerpts appeared on BBC programmes including BBC Urdu's flagship news and information programme, Sairbeen. Head of BBC Urdu service Mohammed Hanif said that the initiative breaks new ground: "We haven't done anything like this before. The Kashmir event allows people divided by a political conflict to share their lives, times and experiences amongst themselves and with the Urdu-speaking Internet audience across the world."
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