In the seventy years since India and Pakistan got its Independence, the relations between the two countries continue to be strained, and the conflict seems to be only escalating.
In a message of peace and a gesture of warmth, a bunch of Indian and Pakistani singers have come together to sing the national anthems of both the countries as both celebrate their 70 Independence Day this month.
The move has touched a chord with many on the internet.
The initiative by the Facebook page Voice of Ram opens with a line, "When we open our borders to art, peace comes along."
VOR Peace Anthem
Soulful! Voice Of Ram is proud to present the VOR Peace Anthem. For the first time, since Independence, the national anthems of India and Pakistan is sung by artists of both nations. #HappyIndependenceDay #LetsEndThisHatredPosted by Voice Of Ram on Sunday, 13 August 2017
The video has gone viral with love and support pouring in from citizens of both India and Pakistan.
Amidst all gloom, I hear this and it cheers me up.â€” Whirling Dervesh (@WhirlingDervesh) August 14, 2017
An Indo-PAK peace anthem!!
VOR Peace Anthem https://t.co/3cLxuURR3t
Not just this, another Indian band decided to wish Pakistan a "Happy Birthday" in a unique way as it celebrates its Independence Day on Monday.
Voxchord has sung an A Capella version of Pakistan's national anthem, Pak Sarzamin.
"This Independence Day," the group wrote, "we'd like to dedicate a song to our neighbours. A song about faith, pride and grandeur of power, progress and perfection."
A big thank you to you all. Such gestures do not show you as weak but it shows how strong you all are. More power to you all.
1â€” Aizzan Malik (@AizzanKehtaHay) August 12, 2017
Hopefully someone will reciprocate it from our side. Thank you once again.â€” Aizzan Malik (@AizzanKehtaHay) August 12, 2017
What a beautiful effort for love and peace. Lot of respectâ€” Fsahat Ul Hassan (@fsahat) August 12, 2017
Thank you guys, Happy Independence Day to India as well. Love and respectâ€” Muhammad Bilal Qasim (@BilalQasim22) August 12, 2017