Pakistani women sing “Sare Jaha se Acha Hindustan Hamara”

Recently, a video on social media is rapidly attracting everyone’s attention. In the video, a group of some Pakistani Muslim women is loudly singing the Indian patriotic song, “Saare Jahan Se Achcha Hindustan Hamara”. This video is rapidly going viral on social media.

For any country, its patriotic song and its sound and spirit are a matter of pride for any citizen. The patriotic song of our India which these women are singing, this song addresses the richness and diversity of our country with meaning and pride. The words of this song bring us together and strengthen our unity and sense of nationalism.

In the viral video, the group of Muslim women is about 20-30 girls, some wearing hijab. All the Muslim women are holding the flag of Pakistan in their hands but the surprising thing is that all the Muslim women are singing the Indian devotional song, “Saare Jahan Se Achcha Hindustan Hamara” with great passion and tune. This is quite shocking and the question also arises why is a group of women singing a devotional song of India despite holding the flag of Pakistan in their hands?

This group of Pakistani women includes girls of different age groups, some are as young as 5 years, some are school-going girls, some are college-going girls and some are women as well. The viral video has been shared on Instagram by a page named Kattar Sanatani. After watching the video, users were also quite shocked but some users have trolled Pakistan by making sarcastic comments.

“Saare Jahan Se Achcha” is a patriotic ghazal written in Hindi Urdu language which became a symbol of protest against the British rule during the Indian freedom struggle and which is still sung in India as a patriotic song. It has the status of the unofficial national song of India. Muhammad Iqbal wrote this song in 1905 and first recited it at Government College, Lahore.

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