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Breaking barriers, and the Internet: Photos of same-sex couple from India, Pak go viral

The pictures, first shared by photographer Sarowar Ahmed, are winning hearts on social media.

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Aug 01, 2019, 03.18 PM IST
Anjali Chakra and Sundas Malik's New York photoshoot has gone viral since it first surfaced online.
Stories of love that break stereotypes have always been winners on the Internet.

Days after Section 377 lawyers Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju coming out as a couple (nearly) broke the Internet, now a another story is winning the hearts of netizens.

This one all the more special as it reinstates the belief that love doesn't see gender, religion or political borders.

A photoshoot of a Hindu-Muslim, same-sex couple, shared by their photographer Sarowar Ahmed, has gone viral on social media. The post, captioned 'A New York Love Story', has been retweeted over 8,000 times, and liked by nearly 48,000 users in four days.

Anjali Chakra from India and Sundas Malik from Pakistan also shared more pictures of their shoot on their social media handles. Chakra wished her girlfriend on their anniversary, saying, "Happy anniversary to the girl who taught me how to love & be loved."

Meanwhile, Malik, an artist, wrote in an Instagram post, "I grew up witnessing and watching different kinds of love, some in my family and some in Bollywood. After I got a little older and realized what my sexuality was, I never saw representation of people who looked like me. I'm so glad I have the opportunity to be that with the love of my life..."

The couple has been receiving immense appreciation and support from netizens who can't get over the love in the pictures.

"Revolution on so many levels. Hindu- Muslims, India- Pakistan, two women lovers. Kudos and congratulations," tweeted one user.

One user even tagged TV show host Ellen DeGeneres in the post.

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