Did you know that a village in Kashmir is half in India and half in Pakistan? Yes, you read that right!!!
Tithwal or Teetwal, is a village located in the Kupwara district of Kashmir and its other half is located in the Muzaffarabad district of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, where it is also known as Chilhana village. The village is separated by the Kishen Ganga River that also acts as the border between two countries. Once it crosses the border Kishen Ganga River comes to be known as Neelum River.
It acts as a part of the Line of Control (LOC), a line that was created by the British to keep apart two nations – India and Pakistan. LOC that was created in 1948 led to many families losing their loved ones to borders, some remained in the Indian side while others were left in the POK side.