India-Pakistan people’s peace resolution: Throwing a pebble in the pond


India-Pakistan people’s peace resolution: Throwing a pebble in the pond
Mahesh Bhat, Asma Jahangir, Mani Shankar Aiyer Afrasiab Khattak

Shubha_MudgalPeacemongers call for India, Pakistan to resolve differences through dialogue

With tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan on the rise, some concerned citizens from India and Pakistan have come together to formulate a statement expressing their deep concern at “the current rise in animosity and antagonism between India and Pakistan”. The resolution urges “both governments and their security establishments to take all steps possible towards improving relations”.

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Endorsements have come in from over 600 thought-leaders, political leaders, retired soldiers, journalists, lawyers, historians, activists, filmmakers, physicians and students have endorsed the privately-shared statement since the first 250 signatories after it was initiated on May 5, 2017.

Endorsing the statement from Islamabad poet Kishwar Naheed adds a comment: “Strongly endorse and requesting all India & Pakistani writers to come ahead for peace and dialogue”.

“We must act responsibly and stop broadcasting hate speech and creating public hysteria aimed at the other country and/or vulnerable communities”, says the resolution.

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Endorsements have come in not just from India and Pakistan but from concerned citizens in other countries like Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, indicating how people elsewhere feel impacted by relations between the two South Asian giants.

While the statement may not affect policy between the two countries, organisers hope that it will serve as a “pebble thrown in a pond that will have a ripple effect” as one activist put it.

Text of the resolution and current signatories below.

Resolution for peaceful relations between India and Pakistan

Make dialogue uninterrupted and uninterruptible

In the 70 years since independence and Partition, the people of India and Pakistan have seen too many conflicts and the loss of many valuable lives. Enough of the distrust and tensions. Those who suffer particularly are ordinary people denied visas and those in the conflict zones, especially women and children as well as fishermen who get routinely rounded up and arrested for violating the maritime boundary.

We condemn all forms of violence regardless of its objectives.

Deeply concerned at the current rise in animosity and antagonism between India and Pakistan, we urge both governments and their security establishments to take all steps possible towards improving relations.

We note that whenever it seems that relations might improve, some form of disruption takes place ranging from jingoistic statements to militant attacks. The traditional response to such disruptions only strengthens those who want continued tensions between our two countries.

We move this resolution towards a peaceful subcontinent and make the following demands to the governments of India and Pakistan, urging them to:

  1. Develop an institutionalised framework to ensure that continuous and uninterrupted talks between India and Pakistan take place regularly no matter what. Make dialogue uninterrupted and uninterruptible.
  2. Ensure that political leaders, diplomats and civil servants from both countries conduct talks on the sidelines of all international and multilateral forums.
  3. Recognise that the Kashmir dispute above all concerns the lives and aspirations of the Kashmiri people, and work to resolve it through uninterrupted dialogue between all parties concerned.
  4. Implement the 2003 ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan.
  5. Renounce all forms of proxy wars, state-sponsored terrorism, human rights violations, cross-border terrorism, and subversive activities against each other, including through non-state actors or support of separatist movements in each other’s state.
  6. Support and encourage all forms of people-to-people contact, and remove visa restrictions and discrimination faced by citizens of both countries. This must be further taken forward to allow visa-free travel between India and Pakistan.
  7. Increase trade and economic linkages, sports and cultural exchanges between India and Pakistan.

Further, we pledge to uphold the principles of impartial reporting and urge media houses on either side to prevent the growing militarisation of debate. We must act responsibly and stop broadcasting hate speech and creating public hysteria aimed at the other country and/or vulnerable communities.

Endorsed – names sorted in alphabetical order below.

Note: This resolution is also endorsed by the Sarhad song of “Aisi Taisi Democracy” – Rahul Ram, Varun Grover, Sanjay Rajoura.

Name, designation

  1. Name, designation
    1. Dr. A. H. Nayyar, physicist, educationist, Lahore
    2. Aabida Ali, activist, Karachi
    3. Aakash Chandran, Assistant Editor, Lighthouse Project
    4. Aamer Raza, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar
    5. Aashima Subberwal, Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), New Delhi
    6. Aasiya Ishaq, Pak Sarzameen Party, Karachi
    7. Aasha Mehreen Amin, Deputy Editor, Editorial and Op-Ed, The Daily Star, Bangladesh
    8. Aastha Dua, lawyer, New Delhi
    9. Abbas Dadla, social worker and teacher, Mumbai
    10. Dr Abdeali Qutbuddin, Director of Programmes, Office of His Holiness Syedna Taher Fakhruddin Saheb, Head of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, Mumbai
    11. Abdul Hamid, designer, Surrey BC, Canada
    12. Abdul Hamid Bashani Khan, Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public, Mississauga, ON, Canada
    13. Col. Abdul Rasul Khan, India-Pakistan Soldiers’ Initiative for Peace, India Chapter
    14. Abdur Rauf, Coordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Peshawar
    15. Abha Bhaiya, activist, Himachal Pradesh
    16. Abhay Ramchand Shaha, Baramati, Maharashtra-Architect and National Secretary, Servas International Peace Organisation
    17. Abhishek Thakore, Co-founder, The Blue Ribbon Movement, Mumbai, and South Asian Youth Conference Series
    18. Abhyudaya Shishodia, student, National Law University, Jodhpur
    19. Achal Arora, insurance professional, Meerut
    20. Achin Vanaik, retd. Professor of International Relations, University of Delhi
    21. Adil Jussawala, poet, Mumbai
    22. Dr. Adil Najam, Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
    23. Adnan Gabol, actor, Karachi
    24. Adnan Rehmat, media rights activist, Islamabad
    25. Advait Gupt, media maker, Partner at Supari Studios, Mumbai
    26. Afia Salam, freelance journalist, Karachi
    27. Afia Sheherbano, Women’s Action Forum, Karachi
    28. Afrasiab Khattak, ex-Senator Awami National Party, Islamabad
    29. Afsan Chowdhury, journalist and academic, Bangladesh
    30. Agha Iqrar Haroon, Chief Editor, Dispatch News Desk News agency, Islamabad
    31. Ahmad Quraishi, TV anchor, Islamabad
    32. Ahmad Rafay Alam, environmental lawyer, Lahore
    33. Aisha Abid Hussain, artist, Lahore
    34. Aisha Gazdar, filmmaker, Karachi
    35. Ajay Row, LitmusWorld, Mumbai
    36. Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta, Deputy Editor, The Wire
    37. Akanksha Thakore-Srikrishnan, educator, facilitator, writer, Mumbai
    38. Akeela Naz, President, Peasants Women Society, Khanewal
    39. Akshat Singhal, Co-founder, The Blue Ribbon Movement, Mumbai
    40. Ahsan Jamil, Managing Director, Abraaj Healthcare Fund, Pakistan
    41. Alefia T. Hussain, journalist, The News on Sunday, Lahore
    42. Ali Raza, visual artist, associate professor, Lahore
    43. Ali Mehdi Zaidi, freelance artist and healer, Lahore/London
    44. Ali Arqam, journalist, Karachi
    45. Ali Azmat, visual artist, Lahore
    46. Ali Raza Abidi, parliamentarian, Karachi
    47. Ali Sethi, musician, writer, Lahore
    48. Aliya Harir, student at National Defence University, Islamabad
    49. Alka Subramanian, San Diego
    50. Altaf Tyrewala, author, Dallas, USA
    51. Aman Alam, software engineer, Bangalore
    52. Aman Nath, writer/hotelier, New Delhi
    53. Aman Shahid, student, Lahore – “I am 11 years old girl studying in class six at Learning Alliance, Lahore and I am with you for peace between India and Pakistan”.
    54. Amandeep Sandhu, writer, Punjab, South Asia
    55. Amar Sindhu, Women’s Action Forum, Hyderabad
    56. Amardeep Singh, author, Singapore
    57. Amarpali Singh, poet, Chandigarh
    58. Amber Sami, designer, Lahore
    59. Ambreen Karamat, curator, art consultant, Lahore
    60. Ameya Kilara, Leadership Fellow, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    61. Amin Hashwani, businessman/civil society activist, Karachi
    62. Amir Haider, social activist, Gilgit
    63. Amirtharaj Stephen, photographer, Photographers for Environment and Peace, Chennai
    64. Amit Jagda, image consultant, Mumbai
    65. Amit Mehra, photographer, New Delhi
    66. Amita Gupta, textile designer, New Delhi
    67. Amit Sengupta, journalist, New Delhi
    68. Amitabh Akash Nag, service, poet, Kolkata  
    69. Amjad Sohail, researcher, Karachi
    70. Amlan Dutta, wildlife biologist, Bhubaneswar
    71. Ammad Khaliq, Associate Executive Producer, Dawn News, Islamabad
    72. Ammar Faiz, artist, Lahore
    73. Ammu Joseph, independent journalist and author, Bangalore, India
    74. Amna Mawaz Khan, dancer and political activist, Islamabad
    75. Amrita Chachhi, author, professor, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
    76. Anaar Desai-Stephens, instructor, ethnomusicology and media, Cornell University
    77. Anand Chakravarti, academician, Delhi
    78. Ana Kandwal, writer and activist, New Delhi
    79. Anahite Contractor, poet, art critic and curator, Mumbai
    80. Anam Zakaria, author, development professional and educationist
    81. Anand Patwardhan, filmmaker, Mumbai
    82. Ms Anasuya, Rishi Valley School, Madanapalle, Chitrapat, AP
    83. Aneesh Pradhan, artist, India
    84. Anil Chamadia, writer, journalist, New Delhi
    85. Brig Anil Malhotra, IPSI India, New Delhi
    86. Indian Air Force Sqn. Ldr. Anil Sehgal, Mumbai
    87. Anila Quayyum Agha, visual artist, Lahore/USA
    88. Anila Younis, activist, Quetta
    89. Anis Haroon, activist, Pakistan
    90. Anish Mishra, independent analyst and researcher on South Asia, Singapore
    91. Anita Dighe, adult educator, Noida, India
    92. Anita Dixit, social researcher, Kolkata
    93. Prof. Anita Ghai, School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi
    94. Anita Katyal, journalist, India
    95. Anjali Monteiro, Professor, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
    96. Anjali Purohit, poet, artist, Mumbai
    97. Anju Khemani, disability consultant, Hyderabad
    98. Anju Makhija, poet and writer, Mumbai
    99. Annie Mathew Chandy, publisher, Bangalore
    100. Annie Raja, General Secretary National Federation of Indian Women, New Delhi
    101. Dr. Ansar Fayyazuddin, physicist, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    102. Anton Babu, entrepreneur, Trivandrum
    103. Anuradha Bhasin, journalist, Co-chair, Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), Jammu
    104. Anuradha Marwah, author and academic, New Delhi
    105. Anwer Hussain Jafri, theatre writer, director, activist, Karachi
    106. Arani Roy, neuroscientist, Brandeis University, Boston
    107. Arbab Taimoor Khan, rights activist/writer, Quetta
    108. Archana Hande, artist, Mumbai
    109. Archana Kapoor, Management Trustee of International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), India Chapter, New Delhi
    110. Arfa Khanum Sherwani, broadcast journalist, New Delhi
    111. Dr. Arfana Mallah, Women’s Action Forum, Hyderabad, Pakistan
    112. Arieb Azhar, singer/musician, Islamabad
    113. Arifa Khandwalla, independent researcher, Princeton NJ
    114. Arjun Dev, educationist New Delhi
    115. Aroosa Khan, artist, Lahore
    116. Arshad Haroon, Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network, Peshawar
    117. Arshad Rizvi, activist, Rawalpindi
    118. Arshiya Lokhandwala, art curator, Mumbai
    119. Aruna Roy, social activist, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Rajasthan
    120. Arundhati Dhuru, social activist, National Alliance of People’s Movements, India
    121. Arundhati Ghosh, arts facilitator, Bangalore
    122. Asad Lalljee, cultural producer, Mumbai
    123. Asad Mumtaz Rid, journalist, activist, Karachi
    124. Dr. Asad Sayeed, economist, Karachi
    125. Asad Zaidi, publisher and writer, New Delhi.
    126. Asha Hans, Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), India
    127. Ashok Chowdhury, All-India Union of Forest Working People, Delhi
    128. Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, former Pakistan ambassador to the US, India and China, and head of UN missions in Iraq and Sudan
    129. Ashutosh Munshi, advertising professional, Mumbai
    130. Ashwani Kumar, poet, professor at TISS, Mumbai
    131. Asiem Sanyal, marine biologist, Nagpur
    132. Asif Khan, photographer, Lahore
    133. Asif Mahar, educationist, writer, Karachi
    134. Asif Mehmood, TV journalist, Lahore
    135. Asif Saad. Business executive, Karachi.
    136. Asiya Shervani, diversity and inclusion consultant, Hyderabad, India
    137. Aslam Khwaja, writer, Karachi
    138. Asma Jahangir, Chairperson Emeritus, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP); advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan
    139. Asma Shirazi, senior anchor/editor current affairs, Aaj News
    140. Asmat Jogezai, polio worker/activist, Quetta
    141. Astad Deboo, dancer, Mumbai
    142. Atia Anwar Zoon, Assistant Professor, Federal Urdu University, Islamabad
    143. Atif Hayat, activist, Tehrik-e-Niswan, Karachi
    144. Atiqa Shahid, gender rights activist, Lahore
    145. Atiya Hassan, lecturer, Saint Lawrence Govt Degree College, Karachi
    146. Attique uddin Ahmed, architect, Lahore
    147. Attiya Dawood, writer, poet, Karachi
    148. Navy Cdr Atul Bharadwaj, strategic affairs analyst, historian, India
    149. Atul Gurtu, scientist, Mumbai
    150. Awais Ramzan Baloch, artist, Nosach Films Academy, Karachi
    151. Ayaz Jokhio, artist, Lahore
    152. Dr. Ayesha Jalal, Director, Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts University
    153. Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa, research associate SOAS, University of London
    154. Ayesham Sitara, student
    155. Azher Ali Hullio, auditor, activist, Larkana
    156. B. M. Kutty, Secretary General, Pakistan Peace Coalition (PPC)
    157. B.R.P. Bhaskar, journalist, Chennai
    158. Babar Ayaz, journalist and author, Karachi
    159. Babar Kamario, student, Madeji, Sindh
    160. Bachhi Karkaria, journalist, author, Mumbai
    161. Baela Raza Jamil, Founder and CEO, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, Pakistan
    162. Baiju Parthan, artist, Mumbai
    163. Balraj Khanna, author, London, UK
    164. Barnali Ray Shukla, filmmaker, Mumbai
    165. Baruna Bhattacharya, writer, Kolkata
    166. Banoo Batliboi, book artist, Mumbai
    167. Beatrice Tobias, retired librarian, Canada
    168. Bebagar Azeem, peace activist, Turbat
    169. Beena Sarwar, journalist, teacher, editor Aman ki Asha, Cambridge MA / Karachi
    170. Bibhu Mohapatra, development consultant, Gandhi scholar and researcher, member Association for Democratic Returns (ADR)
    171. Bilal Sami, filmmaker, Lahore
    172. Bilquis Rehman, social development professional, Karachi
    173. Bina Sarkar Ellias, poet, editor and publisher, International Gallerie, Mumbai
    174. Binu Mathew, Editor, Countercurrents.org, Kerala
    175. Bratati Bal, concerned citizen, Mumbai
    176. Brian McMahon, retired master mariner, ex-merchant navy, Kolkata
    177. Brinda Chudassama Miller, artist, Mumbai
    178. Bushra Gohar, former MP, MNA, Awami National Party, Pakistan
    179. Bushra Qadim Hyder, Executive Director, Qadims Lumiere School, Peshawar
    180. Carla Power, journalist, author If the Oceans Were Ink, London
    181. Celine D’Cruz, social worker, Beijing/Mumbai
    182. Celine Mary, consultant, Doha
    183. Celina John, filmmaker, Mumbai
    184. Chaudhry Latif Akbar, President Peoples Party, Azad Jammu and Kashmir  
    185. Dr. Chaman Lal, author, researcher on Bhagat Singh, retired professor, Ludhiana
    186. Charanya R, artist, Bengaluru
    187. Chintan Girish Modi, peace educator, writer and researcher, Mumbai
    188. Christophe Jaffrelot, research scholar, Paris
    189. Cynthia Stephen, independent media person and researcher; Founder, TEDS Trust, Bangalore
    190. Danial Noorani, Founder, The Citizens Foundation, USA
    191. Darryl D’Monte, environmentalist journalist, Mumbai
    192. David Alesworth, artist, educator, Bristol/Lahore
    193. David Barsamian, Director, Alternative Radio, Boulder, CO
    194. Deep Kanakia, sustainability crusader, Mumbai
    195. Deepa Watsa, HR consultant, Mumbai
    196. Deepak Joshi, public servant, Melbourne, Australia
    197. Deepak Kathuria, Association of Peoples of Asia
    198. Deepak Nahar, Past National President, JCI India
    199. Deepesh C, Assistant Professor, Chennai
    200. Devang Shah, international law and diplomacy student, Vadodara, Gujarat
    201. Devashish Makhija, filmmaker, poet, artist, author, Mumbai
    202. Devika Mittal, research student and convener (India) Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Delhi
    203. Dr. Dhananjay Tripathi, assistant professor, South Asian University, New Delhi
    204. Dhruva Narayan, Managing Editor, Daanish Books, Delhi
    205. Diep Saeeda, peace activist, Lahore
    206. Dileep Rao, anti-war citizen, New Delhi
    207. Dilip D’Souza, writer, Bombay
    208. Dilrukshi Handunnetti, journalist and lawyer, Sri Lanka
    209. Dipak Dholakia, social activist, New Delhi
    210. Dolly Thakore, actor, Mumbai
    211. Dunu Roy, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University
    212. E. P. Menon, Director, India Development Foundation, Bangalore
    213. Ellia Khan, Officiating Director, PeaceNiche | T2F, Karachi
    214. Ellora Puri, professor, Univ. of Jammu, Jammu
    215. Elsa D’Silva, Founder and CEO, Red Dot Foundation, Mumbai
    216. Ershad Mahmud, Executive Director, Center for Peace, Development and Reforms, Rawalakot
    217. Ezabir Ali, women’s rights activist, Srinagar
    218. Fahim Siddiqui, technology entrepreneur, Boston
    219. Fahmida Riaz, poet, Karachi
    220. Faisal Buzdar, development consultant, Islamabad
    221. Faiza Ahmed, artist, Karachi
    222. Faiza Butt, artist, London
    223. Faiza Hayat, student, Karachi
    224. Faizan Lakhani, journalist, Karachi
    225. Fakhar-e-Abbas, law student/activist, Mehrabpur, Sindh
    226. Farooq Shah, Managing Editor, Kashmir Observer
    227. Dr. Farida Batool, Head of Visual Arts National College of Arts, Lahore
    228. Fauzia Shahid, content editor PTV, Islamabad
    229. Faredoon Bhujwala, freelance corporate trainer, British Council and various other corporates, Mumbai
    230. Fareeda Tahir, Program Officer, SPO, Karachi
    231. Farhana Kanwal, development professional, Chitral/Islamabad
    232. Farida Nekzad, journalist; president, South Asian Women in Media (SAWM), Kabul
    233. Farieha Aziz, journalist, Karachi
    234. Farooq Tariq, Spokesperson, Awami Workers Party
    235. Faseeh Bari Khan, writer, Lahore
    236. Fasih Ehsan, artist , project manager, New York
    237. Fatima Mehta, ceramic artist, Mumbai
    238. Fauzia Ansari, teacher, mother of Indian prisoner in Pakistan Hamid Ansari, Mumbai
    239. Fawzia Naqvi, Impact Investments, New York
    240. Fazal Khan, teacher, activist, Loralai, Balochistan
    241. Fazil Jamili, journalist, Karachi  
    242. Feroza Batool, PhD Scholar Gender Studies, Lahore
    243. Fida Hussain, teacher, activist, Pano Aqil, Sukkur
    244. Fozia Yasmin, singer, Lahore
    245. Furhan Hussain, researcher and trainer, Islamabad
    246. G. Sundarrajan, environmental activist, Chennai
    247. Dr. Garimella Subramaniam, Deputy Editor The Hindu, Chennai, India
    248. Gauhar Raza, scientist, poet, filmmaker, Delhi
    249. Gautam Babbar, international civil servant, UN, Vienna
    250. Gayatri Chawla, poet, educator, Mumbai
    251. Geeta Seshu, journalist, India
    252. Geetha Durairajan, Professor, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
    253. Ghulam Hussain, visual artist, Lahore
    254. Girish Karnad, playwright/filmmaker/actor, Bangalore
    255. Gita Sahgal, Centre for Secular Space, London
    256. Gita Subramaniam, translator, Bangalore
    257. Githa Hariharan, writer, Delhi
    258. Gurbir Singh, journalist, Mumbai
    259. Gul Panah, rights activist, Karachi
    260. Gulan Kripalani, Transformational Leadership Facilitator, Kolkata
    261. Gulzar, poet, lyricist and filmmaker, Mumbai
    262. Gurmehar Kaur, student, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
    263. Dr Gurveen Kaur, educator, Secretary, Centre for Learning, Secunderabad, India
    264. Hajra Haider, curator, Karachi
    265. Hameed-ul-Mehdi, Team Leader, Community Development and Entrepreneurship Foundation, Quetta
    266. Hamid Mir, journalist, Pakistan
    267. Hamida Amanat, social worker, New Jersey, USA
    268. Hani Baloch, activist, Karachi
    269. Hansa Pardiwala, social entrepreneur, Mumbai
    270. Col Harbhajan Singh, India-Pakistan Soldiers’ Initiative for Peace, India
    271. Dr Hari Desai, PhD, Sardar Patel Research Institute, Ahmedabad
    272. Harnidh Kaur, policy professional and poet, Mumbai
    273. Haroon Baloch, activist, Islamabad
    274. Haroon Khalid, author, Islamabad
    275. Haris Gazdar, economist, Karachi
    276. Haris Kidwai, Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy, New Delhi
    277. Harris Khalique, poet and essayist, Islamabad
    278. Harris Khan, actor, Karachi
    279. Harsh Desai, Campus Head, Thadomal Shahani Centre for Media and Communication, Mumbai
    280. Harsh Kapoor, South Asia Citizen’s Web (sacw.net)
    281. Harsh Mander, writer, human rights and peace worker, Delhi
    282. Harsh Narayan, filmmaker and activist, Delhi
    283. Harshad Marathe, illustrator, India
    284. Harshdip Singh Dhillon, telecom specialist, India
    285. Hasil Bizenjo, President National Party (NP), Balochistan
    286. Hassan Fazal, student, Panjgoor
    287. Hema Badhwar Mehra, writer, editor, activist, India
    288. Hemant Divate, poet, Mumbai
    289. Hifsa Farooq, artist, Lahore
    290. Hilda Saeed, activist, member, Women’s Action Forum and Shirkat Gah
    291. Himali Dixit, anthropologist, Kathmandu, Nepal
    292. Hoori Noorani, activist, publisher, Karachi
    293. Humair Ali Usto, geologist, Karachi
    294. Gen. Humayun Bangash, Pakistan Army (rtd), President India Pakistan Soldiers’ Initiative (IPSI), Pakistan
    295. Humayun Bashir, former IBM  Country General Manager; Startups, Advisory, Board Governance
    296. Hurmat Ali Shah, Researcher, Multimedia Communications Systems Lab, University of Ulsan, South Korea.
    297. I. A. Rehman, journalist, activist, Lahore
    298. Ibrahim Malick, technology entrepreneur; former founder-editor South Asia Media Association, New York
    299. Ihsan Ahmed, auditor, Karachi
    300. Bishop Dr. Ijaz Inayat Masih, Karachi
    301. Dr Ilina Sen, academician, writer and peace activist, Mumbai
    302. Ilma Iqbal, law student and team member, Aaghaz-e-Dosti
    303. Imran Aziz, businessman, Rawalpindi
    304. Imran Zahid, actor, Delhi
    305. Imrana Khera, philanthropist, Mumbai
    306. Imtiaz Ali, Deputy Speaker, Provincial Youth Assembly, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
    307. Inder Salim, artist, New Delhi
    308. Inderjeet Parmar, professor of international politics, University of London
    309. Indira Bodani, Founder, The Gateway School of Mumbai
    310. Prof. Indra Munshi, sociologist, Mumbai
    311. Ira Anjali Anwar, writer and poet, Delhi
    312. Irfan Almani, social activist, Karachi
    313. Irfan Aslam, journalist, Lahore
    314. Irfan Engineer, Director, Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai, India
    315. Irfan Husain, columnist, Dawn, Pakistan
    316. Irfan Mufti, human rights and peace activist
    317. Irshu Bangash, filmmaker and media activist, Peshawar
    318. Ishaan Jajodia, Founder, The Mumbai Art Collective & Student, Dartmouth College
    319. Ishtiaq Ahmed, author, Professor Emeritus, Stockholm University
    320. Iqbal Alavi, Secretary, Tareekh Foundation
    321. Iqbal Latif, entrepreneur, Sukkur/Paris
    322. Jaishree Misra, author, Delhi
    323. Jamal Shah, artist, filmmaker, culture activist; currently DG, Pakistan National Council of Arts, Islamabad
    324. Jamuna Rangachari, writer and website in-charge, Life Positive magazine, Delhi
    325. Janhavi Acharekar, author, Mumbai
    326. Jasbir Jain, independent intellectual/professor emeritus/writer, Jaipur
    327. Jatin Desai, journalist, Mumbai
    328. Javed Gaya, international lawyer, Mumbai
    329. Javed Jabbar, Member, Senate Forum for Policy Research, former Federal Information Minister/Senator, Pakistan
    330. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, writer and musician, Bangalore
    331. Jayshree Murali, educator, VIDYA India, Mumbai
    332. Jean Dreze, economist, Ranchi, India
    333. Jayshree Shukla, concerned citizen, Delhi
    334. Jehangir Jani, artist, Mumbai
    335. Jerusha D’sa, educational freelancer, Mumbai
    336. Dr Jesrani Birma, doctor, activist, Karachi
    337. Jhansi Papudesi, freelance journalist, humanist, Bangalore
    338. Jharna Bannerji, writer, Pune
    339. Indian Navy Capt Joginder Singh, Jeolikote, Uttaranchal
    340. John Dayal, writer and activist, New Delhi
    341. Dr. John Kurrien, educator, Pune
    342. Julius John Alam, artist, Lahore
    343. Jyoti Malhotra, journalist, New Delhi
    344. Jyoti Punwani, journalist, Mumbai
    345. K. N. Panikkar, historian, Trivandrum
    346. Dr. K.P. Jayasankar, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Mumbai
    347. K. Satchidanandan, writer, Kerala
    348. Kabeer Khurana, filmmaker, Mumbai
    349. Kalpana Sharma, independent journalist, Mumbai
    350. Kamal Chenoy, professor JNU, New Delhi
    351. Kamala Visweswaran, anthropologist, San Diego
    352. Kamayani Bali Mahabal, feminist and human rights activist, Mumbai, India
    353. Kami Chouhdry, trans rights activist, Executive Director Subrang Society, Karachi
    354. Kami Kidwai, management consultant, London
    355. Kamila Hyat, columnist, former newspaper editor, Lahore
    356. Kamla Bhasin, social activist, India
    357. Kamran Islam, Pakistan India Forum For Peace and Democracy, Pakistan
    358. Kanak Mani Dixit, journalist and writer, Nepal
    359. Kanwal Toor, entrepreneur and social activist, London/ Mumbai
    360. Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak, analyst, commentator on strategic and security issues
    361. Karamat Ali, Executive Director PILER, Secretary National Labour Council and Founding member PIPFPD, Karachi
    362. Dr. Karen Gabriel, Associate Professor, Dept. of English; Director, Centre for Gender, Culture and Social Processes, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
    363. Dr. Karunakar Trivedi, Chairperson, Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    364. Kausar Qasim, remedial education specialist, Karachi
    365. Kavita Krishnan, Secretary, All India Progressive Women’s Association
    366. Kavita Nandini Ramdas, independent consultant, Brooklyn, New York
    367. Kavita Srivastava, human rights worker, People’s Union for Civil Liberties
    368. Kedar Maddula, Wunderhaus Artists’ Getaway & Homestay, Pondicherry
    369. Keerti Ramachandra, editor/translator, Bangalore
    370. Kejal Savla, Program Lead at Community Connect Fellowship, The Blue Ribbon Movement, India
    371. Adv. Kenneth Joe Cleetus, Program Officer, Regional Centre of Expertise, Trivandrum
    372. Keshav Sharma, B.S. PPE Candidate, Northeastern University
    373. Khadija Mashood Mian, student, Lahore
    374. Khalid Hussain, filmmaker, Managing Editor, weekly Mirror Asia, Islamabad
    375. Khayam mushir, chartered  accountant, Islamabad
    376. Khuda Bux Abro, visual artist, Karachi
    377. Khushal Khan, ex-Central President National Youth Organisation (NYO) of the ANP, Islamabad
    378. Khusro Mumtaz, columnist/film critic, Karachi
    379. Kim Jurgensen, communications manager, South Africa
    380. Kiran Khan, academic, designer, Lahore
    381. Kirin Tellis, housewife, India
    382. Kirtana Kumar, actor/director, Infinite Souls Farm & Artists Retreat, Bangalore
    383. Kirthi Jayakumar, Founder, Red Elephant Foundation, Chennai
    384. Kishwar Naheed, poet, Islamabad
    385. Kokab Kaleem, housewife, Rabwah
    386. Konchadi Vasanth Pai, retd company executive, Bengaluru
    387. Krishna Menon, Professor, Gender Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi
    388. Kubra, women’s rights activist, Quetta
    389. Kuldeep Kumar, columnist and commentator, Delhi
    390. Kumar Ketkar, veteran journalist, Mumbai
    391. Admiral L. Ramdas, former Chief of Naval Staff and Magsaysay Awardee for Peace, India
    392. Laila Rehman, visual artist, academic, Lahore
    393. Lalarukh, Women’s Action Forum, Lahore
    394. Lalita Ramdas, peace activist, Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), Alibag, India
    395. Laraib Abid, Founder, Mashal, Lahore
    396. Laxmi Murthy, Consulting Editor, Himal Southasian, Bangalore
    397. Leena Dabiru, legal and development consultant, Delhi
    398. Leena Kejriwal, photographer, artist, activist, Kolkata
    399. Dr Lenin Raghuvanshi, Gwangju Laureate, Founder, Peoples’ Vigilance Council for Human Rights (PVCHR), Varanasi
    400. Lisa Pingle, gallerist, Pune
    401. M.G. Devasahayam, former IAS, writer, author and public activist, Chennai
    402. M. V. Ramana, Professor of Disarmament, Global and Human Security, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    403. Vice Admiral Madanjit Singh, former Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Indian Navy, Mumbai
    404. Madeeha Gauhar, Artistic Director, Ajoka Theatre, Lahore
    405. Madhulika Narasimhan, research and communications professional and core member Aaghaz-e-Dosti
    406. Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal, theatre director/producer, Mumbai
    407. Maham Ali, freelance consultant, Islamabad
    408. Mahesh Bhatt, film producer, India
    409. Gen (retd) Mahmud Durrani, former Pakistan ambassador to the USA and former national security adviser, Pakistan
    410. Mahmud Jafari, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Boston
    411. Mahmud Ul Hassan Jaffri, visual communication designer, Lahore
    412. Mahrosh Hussain, student, Forman Christian College University, Lahore
    413. Mahrukh Malik, artist, Lahore
    414. Maimoona Abbas Mollah, All India Democratic Women’s Associaion, Delhi
    415. Malathi, teacher, Good Earth, Bangalore
    416. Malik Siraj Akbar, Editor-in-Chief The Baloch Hal, Washington D.C.
    417. Malini Akerkar, interior designer/artist, Mumbai
    418. Dr Mallika Ramdas, educator, New York
    419. Manan Kashyap, photographer and writer, India
    420. Mani Shankar Aiyar, peace activist, writer, former parliamentarian, Delhi
    421. Manisha Gera Baswani, artist, photographer, Gurgaon
    422. Manisha Gupte, PIPFPD, Pune  
    423. Manjri Sewak, consultant, WISCOMP (Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace), Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH The Dalai Lama, New Delhi
    424. Mannika Chopra, journalist
    425. Manoj Mitta, journalist, author, Delhi
    426. Mansi Sharma, activist, Delhi
    427. Manvi Sinha, journalist, Ndtv, India
    428. Dr. Manzur Ejaz, journalist and punjab scholar, Fairfax, VA, USA
    429. Maria Harir, banking professional, Islamabad
    430. Maria Memon, journalist, Karachi
    431. Maria Patel, advertising and media professional, Pakistan
    432. Maria Bastos, Doctoral Researcher, University of Westminster, UK
    433. Marion Dry, Director, ClassACT HR 73 Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program, Boston, MA
    434. Mariyam Urooj, theatre artist, Karachi
    435. Marvi Sirmed, journalist, Daily Times, Islamabad
    436. Marwah Maqbool Malik, development practitioner, Research Assistant, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    437. Maroof Syed, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government (HKS)
    438. Marzia Hassan, social worker, psychotherapist, author, Toronto/Karachi
    439. Masood Khan, heritage professional, architect and planner
    440. Masooma Syed, artist, Lahore/Colombo
    441. Matthew Mattam, YouthAid Foundation, Pune
    442. Maya Mirchandani, journalist, India
    443. Mayank Bhatt, novelist, Toronto
    444. Mazhar Arif, journalist, activist, Islamabad
    445. Mazher Hussain, Executive Director, COVA,  India
    446. Meena Menon, journalist, Mumbai
    447. Meenakshi Chhabra, peace educator, Lesley University
    448. Meenakshi Chakraverti, writer, San Diego
    449. Meera Kumar, educationist, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
    450. Meher Marfatia, author, Mumbai
    451. Mehmal Sarfraz, journalist, Lahore
    452. Mehreen Hosain, environmental and social policy consultant, Islamabad/ London
    453. Mekaal Hasan, musician, Lahore
    454. Mekhala Krishnamurthy, academic, anthropologist, New Delhi, India
    455. Melanie P. Kumar, independent writer, Bangalore
    456. Menka Shivdasani, poet, Mumbai
    457. Merry Barua, Director, Action for Autism, New Delhi
    458. Mihir Vatsa, poet and heritage archivist, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India
    459. Milind Champanerkar, writer, Pune
    460. Minahil Mehdi, teacher, minority rights activist, Founder of HumAahang, Lahore
    461. Mira Hashmi, actor, film critic,  educator, Lahore
    462. Miriam Chandy Menacherry, filmmaker, Mumbai
    463. Mithu Sen, artist, New Delhi
    464. Mitu Varma, Director, Film Southasia
    465. Mohd Afroj, research scholar, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
    466. Mohammad Ali Shah, activist, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum, Karachi
    467. Mohammad Jibran Nasir, Never Forget Pakistan, lawyer
    468. Mohammad Shoaib, Aariz Media
    469. Mohammad Tahseen, ED, South Asia Partnership Pakistan & Convenor, Pakistan Civil Society Forum
    470. Prof. Dr Mohammad Taqi, academic, physician, Peshawar/Florida
    471. Mohammad Zakiuddin Mahdi, research scholar, Uttarakhand Technical University
    472. Mohini Giri, chairperson, War Widows Association, New Delhi
    473. Mohiuddin Ahmad, writer, researcher, activist, former professor in Seoul, founder member, Community Development Library, Bangladesh
    474. Mohsin Hamid, writer
    475. Dr. Mona Kazim Shah, founder, Project Pakistan, journalist and human rights activist, Dallas
    476. Moniza Inam, journalist, Executive Director, WAF, Karachi
    477. Monojit Lahiri, writer, Kolkata
    478. Motika Anand, Chicago
    479. Dr Mubarak Ali, historian, Lahore
    480. Dr Mubashir Hasan, former finance minister, founder member PIPFPD, Lahore
    481. Mubashir Zaidi, journalist, Dawn News, Karachi
    482. Muhammad Al-Helal, M.Phil Researcher on Sub-Regional Cooperation in South Asia under the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka
    483. Muhammed Anwaar uddin, actor, Karachi
    484. Muhammad Haris Sodher, student/activist, Tando Allahyar, Sindh
    485. Muhammad Naeem Salim, student, Quetta
    486. Muhammad Saheto, banker, activist, Larkana
    487. Muhammad Salman Khan, blogger/social worker, Karachi
    488. Mujeeba Batool, freelance consultant, Islamabad
    489. Mukesh Arora, financial consultant, Meerut
    490. Mukunda Kattel, Director, Forum Asia, Kathmandu
    491. Munizae Jahangir, Aaj TV anchor and executive producer, Pakistan
    492. Murad Futehally, industrialist, Alibaug
    493. Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, Coordinator, Swarajpeeth Trust (Kashmir Chapter) & Founding Trustee, Inspire Me Foundation
    494. Mustafa Samdani, poet, Lahore/Cambridge MA
    495. N. D. Jayaprakash, social activist, Delhi
    496. N. D. Pancholi, General Secretary, Citizens For Democracy, India
    497. N. Jayaram, independent journalist, Bangalore
    498. Col. N. N. Bhatia, Indian Army (rtd.), writer/author/involved in welfare of war widows and repatriation of Indian/Pakistani POWs from Noida, India. “Let peace & cordial relations prevail in Indus-Ganges civilisation!”
    499. N. Madhusudan, theatre activist, Hyderabad, India
    500. Nadeem Anthony, activist, Lahore
    501. Dr. Naazir Mahmood, educationist and writer, Islamabad
    502. Nadeem Bashir, visual communication design professional, academic, Lahore/Adelaide
    503. Nadeem Khalid, activist, businessman, Karachi
    504. Nadhra Shahbaz Khan, Assistant Professor (Art History), Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore
    505. Lt Col (retd) Nadir Ali, Punjabi writer, Lahore
    506. Nadra Huma Quraishi, Manager Professional Development, educationist, Karachi
    507. Nadir Cheema, academic SOAS, Fellow Bloomsbury, UK/Pakistan
    508. Naeema Masood, housewife, Dhirkot, Azad Jammu Kashmir
    509. Najam Sethi, Editor, The Friday Times, Lahore
    510. Najiba Ayubi, journalist, Killid Group, Afghanistan
    511. Nalini Taneja, academician, Delhi
    512. Nancy Adajania, art curator, Mumbai
    513. Nandita Das, actor and filmmaker, Mumbai
    514. Nandita Narain, President, Federation of Central Universities Teachers Associations, New Delhi
    515. Nandu Kamath, General Manager, Gallerie Publishers, Mumbai
    516. Commander Narender Chandola, Engineer and Management Professional from IIT Delhi & IIM Indore, Ex defence officer/Joint Director, Ministry of Defence, Greater Noida (UP), India
    517. Naseer Memon, activist, Islamabad
    518. Naseeruddin Shah, actor, Mumbai
    519. Nasim Zehra, journalist, teacher, TV anchor, Islamabad
    520. Nasima Karim, Co-founder and Focal Point Central Asia at Here We Are, Kyrgyz Republic
    521. Prof. Nasreen, Karachi University professor, General History Dept, Karachi
    522. Natasha Javed, Partnership Officer, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, New York/Lahore
    523. Naved Aslam, actor, Mumbai
    524. Dr Naveed Baloch, pharmacist, activist, Khuzdar
    525. Naveen Kishore, publisher, Kolkata
    526. Navjot Altaf, artist, Mumbai
    527. Nayantara Sahgal, writer, India
    528. Dr. Nazir Mahmood, educationist and writer, Islamabad
    529. Neelima Sharma, Nishant Natya March and activist, Delhi
    530. Neena Gopal, Resident Editor, Deccan Chronicle, Bangalore
    531. Neeta Mohindra, actor, Mumbai
    532. Nidhi Iyer, freelance photographer, writer, Kolkata
    533. Nidhi Razdan, journalist, India
    534. Nighat Dad, lawyer and activist, Lahore
    535. Nighat Said Khan, Women’s Action Forum Lahore, Founder Member PIFPD
    536. Niharika Awasthi, development communication professional, BBC Media Action, Delhi
    537. Niilofur Farrukh, independent art critic/curator, Karachi
    538. Niketan, software professional, Mumbai
    539. Nileshwar Narayan, student, Patna, India
    540. Nilofar Afridi Qazi, public policy specialist and film maker, Islamabad
    541. Nilova Roychaudhury, journalist, New Delhi
    542. Nita Luthria, head of junior school, BIS, Mumbai
    543. Nitya Jacob, author, New Delhi
    544. Nityanand Jayaraman, writer, social activist, Chennai
    545. Nivedita Jha, freelance journalist, India
    546. Nirupama Subramanian, journalist
    547. Noam Chomsky, institute professor (retired), MIT, Cambridge, MA
    548. Noman Quadri, lawyer, accountant, activist, Karachi
    549. Noorjehan Bilgrami, artist, Karachi
    550. Nusrat Jamil, COO Latitude PR; feminist, peace & rights activist; Director, Lahore Literary Festival; activist, Lahore
    551. Nuzhat Shirin, law student, member WAF, Karachi
    552. Omang Agarwal, Asia Coordinator, Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network, Delhi
    553. Omar Abdullah, Working President, J&K National Conference
    554. Omar Ali MD, associate professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    555. Dr. Osama Siddique, legal scholar, Lahore
    556. Ovais Sultan Khan, social activist, Delhi
    557. Padmini Mirchandani, publisher, Mumbai
    558. Pamela Philipose, Public Editor, The Wire, New Delhi
    559. Parag Shah, Communications Coordinator, Asia Plateau, Panchgani
    560. Pari Khan, counsellor, London
    561. Paronjoy Guha Thakurta, author, editor of Economic & Political Weekly, Mumbai
    562. Parshu Narayanan, advertising professional, Gurgaon
    563. Dr. Partha Banerjee, human rights activist, educator, and writer, Kolkatta/New York
    564. Parvana Noorani, business person, Mumbai
    565. Pawan Bali, journalist and filmmaker,
    566. Dr Pervez Hoodhboy, physicist and teacher, Islamabad
    567. Pervez Majeed, journalist, Srinagar, Kashmir
    568. Pervin Sanghvi, development communications consultant, Mumbai
    569. Poile Sengupta, writer, Bangalore
    570. Poorvi Parekh, classical vocalist, Mumbai
    571. Prabhat Patnaik, Professor Emeritus, JNU, New Delhi
    572. Prabodh Parekh, poet, educator, Mumbai
    573. Pramilla Malick, environmental activist, New York
    574. Praveen Singh, convener for Milne Do and Students Right to Accommodation, Delhi
    575. Preeti Krishnamurthy, development professional, Mumbai
    576. Prem Shankar Jha, journalist, columnist, India
    577. Prerna Gupta, student, Mumbai
    578. Priya Sarukkai, poet, Pune
    579. Priyanca Vaishnav, Lead, Content and Communications, IES Entrepreneurship Foundation
    580. Priyankaa Vir, publisher, Hyderabad
    581. Puja Anand, educator in rural Himachal Pradesh, India “So proud of this initiative. All for it. It resonates completely with my thoughts”.
    582. Qandeel Fatima, banker, Lahore
    583. Qasim Jaffri, member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Lahore
    584. Qurat Mirza, Chief Project Coordinator, SPO, Member WAF, Karachi
    585. Qurat-ul Ain, Lee Kuan Yew Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
    586. R. Sriram, corporate consultant, Bangalore
    587. Commander R.V. Singh, retired Indian Navy official, Delhi
    588. Rabbi Shergill, singer, lyricist, New Delhi
    589. Rabeya Jalil, visual artist, educator, Lahore
    590. Rabeea Arif, Head of Graphic Design, University of Karachi
    591. Rachana Johri, Professor, Ambedkar University, Delhi
    592. Radha Bheel, ED, Radha org, and Chairperson, Dalit Sujag Tahreek, Mirpurkhas
    593. Radhi Parekh, Founder Director, ARTISANS’ Gallery, Mumbai
    594. Radhika Nair, student intern, Noida
    595. Raell Padamsee, theatre director/producer, Mumbai
    596. Rafia Gulani, activist, Shahdadpur
    597. Rafeeq Ellias, photographer and filmmaker, Mumbai
    598. Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, Asst. Professor of English, University of Nevada, Reno
    599. Raheel Khursheed, Head of News Partnerships, South Asia & South East Asia at Twitter
    600. Raheem ul Haq, Senior Research Fellow at Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Forman Christian College, Lahore
    601. Rahul Baswani, educator, Gurgaon
    602. Rahul Reddy, student, geopolitical analyst, technologist, humanist
    603. Rahul Roy, filmmaker, Gurgaon
    604. Rahul Sahay, advocate, formerly with Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation, Delhi
    605. Raj Aaryan, poet/writer, New Delhi
    606. Raja Masood Akhtar, teacher, Dhirkot, Azad Jammu Kashmir
    607. Rajdeep sardesai, Consulting Editor, India Today
    608. Rajinder Arora, designer, New Delhi
    609. Rajmohan Gandhi, writer, India
    610. Rajni Bakshi, journalist and author, Mumbai
    611. Rajni Bhagat, counsellor, Gurgaon
    612. Rakesh Sharma, filmmaker, Mumbai
    613. Raksha Kumar, multimedia journalist, Bangalore
    614. Ram Mohan Rai, advocate and peace activist
    615. Ram Puniyani, Center for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai
    616. Ramanjit Singh, IT professional, Bangalore
    617. Ramesh Oza, journalist, Mumbai
    618. Ramesh Yadav, activist, Amritsar
    619. Dr. Raminder Jit Singh, Founder and Director ‘THE – SARA’, Jammu
    620. Ramnik Mohan, Associate Professor (retd), social activist, Haryana
    621. Ramu Ramanathan, playwright/director, Mumbai
    622. Rani Wahidi, documentary journalist, Quetta
    623. Ranjan Palit, cinematographer/filmmaker, Kolkata
    624. Ranjit Deyal, entrepreneur, India
    625. Ranjit Kumar, journalist, Punjab Kesari group, New Delhi
    626. Brig (retd) Rao Abid Hamid, Pakistan India Forum For Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), founder member India Pakistan Soldiers Peace Initiative (IPSI) launched under blessings of Nirmala Deshpande; Lahore
    627. Rashid Mehmood, singer, activist, Karachi
    628. Rashida Dohad, Executive Director, Omar Asghar Khan Foundation, Islamabad
    629. Ratna Pathak Shah, actress, Mumbai
    630. Ravi Das Ranwa, activist, Karachi
    631. Ravi Kiran Jain, President PUCL, India
    632. Ravi Nair, South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, India
    633. Ravi Nitesh, peace activist, Founder, Aaghaz-e-Dosti
    634. Raza Ali Abidi, activist, Muzaffarabad
    635. Raza Khan, peace activist, Lahore
    636. Reza Said Khan, banker,Pakistan
    637. Raza Habib Raja, PhD student, Syracuse University, USA
    638. Raza Rumi, Editor Daily Times, Cornell University faculty
    639. Raza Syed, journalist, Awaaz multimedia Group
    640. Reema Amin, educationist and peacenik, Lahore
    641. Rekha Rodwittiya, artist, Baroda
    642. Resham Sitara, student, Sialkot
    643. Revathi Siva Kumar, writer and journalist, Bangalore
    644. Richa Puranesh, concerned citizen, Mumbai
    645. Rimsha Siddiqi, Assistant Speech Therapist, Karachi
    646. Risham Syed, artist, Lahore
    647. Rita Manchanda, writer, activist, Delhi
    648. Ritika Chokhani, therapist, Ummeed Child Development Centre, Mumbai
    649. Ritu Dewan, President, Indian Association for Women’s Studies, Mumbai
    650. Rochelle Potkar, fiction writer, poet, Mumbai
    651. Rohma Khan, textile designer, Lahore
    652. Romila Thapar, historian, Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    653. Ruby Chishti, artist, New York
    654. Ruchhita Kazaria, advertiser, Kolkata
    655. Rukhshanda Naz, activist, Peshawar
    656. Rumana Husain, artist, Karachi
    657. Rustam Vania, Academic Dean, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
    658. S.G. Vasudev, artist, Bangalore
    659. Dr. S. Haroon Ahmed, President, Pakistan Association of Mental Health, Karachi
    660. S. M. Naseem, development economist, retired professor QAU, Islamabad
    661. Saamia Vine, artist, Lahore
    662. Saba Dewan, independent documentary filmmaker, Gurgaon
    663. Saba Hamid, actor, Karachi
    664. Saba Khan visual artist, educator, Lahore
    665. Saba Qizilbash, artist, Dubai
    666. Sabahat Javed, motivational speaker/trainer, Abbotabad
    667. Sabina Gillani, artist, Paris
    668. Sachin Karne, artist, Baroda, India
    669. Sadaf Chughtai, designer, photographer, Lahore
    670. Sadanand Menon, writer/pedagogue, Chennai
    671. Saddam Hussain, student/peace activist, Khuzdar  
    672. Saeed Ahmed Rid, Assistant Professor, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
    673. Safeer-Ul-Hasnain, banker/activist, Karachi
    674. Safia Bokhari, peace activist, Lahore
    675. Sagarika Ghose, Consulting Editor, Times of India
    676. Dr Sagari Radhika Ramdas, veterinary scientist, Food Sovereignty Alliance, Hyderabad, India
    677. Sahar Alamgir, student and development professional, Islamabad/London
    678. Sahr Bashir, jewellry designer, associate professor, Lahore/Adelaide
    679. Dr Saif Mahmood Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Founder, South Asian Alliance for Literature, Art and Culture
    680. Saif Samejo, musician/vocalist at The Sketches; producer, Lahooti Live Sessions, Jamshoro, Sindh
    681. Saiful Huq Omi, photographer, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    682. Dr Saima Firdoos, physician, Rawalpindi/Boston, former board member American Pakistani Physicians New England (APPNE)
    683. Saima Hayat, activist, Tehrik-e-Niswan, Karachi
    684. Saima Munawer, artist, London
    685. Sajid Hassan, student, Karachi
    686. Sajid Iqbal, research scholar, COMSATS University, Abbottabad
    687. Sajid Javed Afridi, social activist, Founder Of Young Leaders Forum, Khyber Agency, FATA
    688. Sajjad Ahmed Bhutto, politician, businessman, Karachi
    689. Sakuntala Narasimhan, journalist and musician, Bangalore
    690. Saleem Asmi, journalist, former editor Dawn, Pakistan
    691. Salima Hashmi, artist, educator, Lahore
    692. Salima Saleem, registered nurse, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
    693. Dr. Salman Ahmad, polio goodwill ambassador/Rotary international/SGTF, professor of Sufi music, Queens College; founding member of Junoon, USA
    694. Salman Anees Soz, economist, National Media Panelist, Congress Party
    695. Salman Rashid, author, photographer, Lahore
    696. Salonie Dua, student, University of Delhi
    697. Samal Shah, yoga instructor, Mumbai
    698. Saman Jafri, parliamentarian, Karachi
    699. Samana Malaika Raza, activist, Islamabad
    700. Samar Jodha, artist, educator, New Delhi
    701. Samarth Das, architect, Mumbai
    702. Sameer Dandekar, f ilmmaker, Mumbai
    703. Sameer Khan, social activist, Gilgit-Baltistan
    704. Samia Ahmad, teacher, Karachi
    705. Samiksha Raorane, Manager, Global Foundation, Mumbai
    706. Dr. Samina Ahmad, President, SSGWI; Manager, Junoon; Holistic Health expert, NY, USA
    707. Samina Ahmed, actor, producer, Karachi
    708. Dr Samina Iqbal, artist, art historian, Lahore
    709. Samina Rahman, educationalist/human rights activist, Lahore  
    710. Samir Gupta, IT professional
    711. Sana Gulzar, Chairperson, Chapirchal, Peshawar
    712. Sanna Ejaz, peace activist/journalist, Peshawar
    713. Sanna Palsule, behavioral scientist, Cambridge/Mumbai
    714. Sandeep Choubey, physicist, Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University
    715. Sandeep Pandey, teacher and social activist, Socialist Party, India
    716. Sanjay Barot ‘Rakhdoo’, author of “Kashmir, The South Asian Panacea”, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    717. Sanjay Kak, filmmaker and activist, New Delhi
    718. Sanjay Kapoor, Editor, Hardnews Magazine
    719. Sanjay Kumar, associate professor of physics, St. Stephens’s College, University of Delhi
    720. Dr. Sanjay Nagral, surgeon, author, Mumbai
    721. Sanjay Nahar, author, activist, Pune
    722. Sanjay Rajoura, stand up comic, Delhi
    723. Sanjiv Bhatt IPS, ex-Indian Police Service Officer, Ahmedabad, India
    724. Sanober Nazir, peace activist, Islamabad
    725. Saqib-Ul-Hasnain, student, activist, Larkana
    726. Sarah Ahmed, artist, USA
    727. Sarah Riaz Awan, Core Member, Hum Sub Aik Hain
    728. Sarica Palsule, university graduate, Cambridge, UK
    729. Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, filmmaker, actor, Lahore
    730. Saroj Nagi, freelance journalist, New Delhi
    731. Saroj Razdan, journalist, India
    732. Sarwar Bari, activist, Islamabad
    733. Dr Saraswathy Ganapathy, doctor/community health activist, Bangalore
    734. Satish Gupta, artist, New Delhi
    735. Satish Mishra, journalist, New Delhi
    736. Satyapaul, Secretary General, South Asian Fraternity
    737. Saumya Aggarwal, Co-founder, Youth for Peace International, Delhi
    738. Saumya Balsari, author, Cambridge, UK
    739. Saurav Jaiswal, entrepreneur, Kolkata
    740. Sawera Nazir, student, Islamabad
    741. Seema Anil Sehgal, peace singer, also known as ‘Bulbul e Kashmir’, Jammu/Mumbai
    742. Seema Guha, journalist, New Delhi
    743. Seema Mohan, sales and marketing professional, Hyderabad
    744. Seema Mustafa, Editor, The Citizen, Delhi
    745. Seema Rana, rights activist, Karachi
    746. Seema Sheikh, member Womens Action Forum, Karachi
    747. Seema Tyagi, physician and educator, Meerut
    748. Sehba Farooqui, Democratic Human Rights Network, Delhi
    749. Sehba Sarwar, independent writer/Artistic Director, Voices Breaking Boundaries, Pasadena CA/Karachi
    750. Sehyr Mirza, independent journalist, Lahore
    751. Sevanti Ninan, journalist, New Delhi
    752. Shabana Arif, activist, Islamabad
    753. Shabana Nasim, lawyer/activist, Lahore
    754. Shabnam Hashmi, social activist, Delhi
    755. Shaheryar Azhar, retired international banker; moderator and editor The Forum political blog, Karachi
    756. Shahida Afzal, activist, Quetta
    757. Shahnaz Bashir, academic and novelist, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
    758. Shahvaar Ali Khan, actor, writer, musician, adman, Lahore
    759. Shahzad Ahmad, activist, Islamabad
    760. Shamin Gulzar, Chairperson, Umeed Partnership Pakistan, Lahore
    761. Shamina Talayerkhan, designer, New York
    762. Shamsul Islam, scholar, peace activist, Delhi
    763. Sharmistha Ray, artist, Mumbai/New York
    764. Shandana Khan, CEO Rural Support Programmes Network, Islamabad
    765. Dr. Sharifa Vijaliwala, associate professor and head of Department of Gujarati, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat
    766. Shashi Deshpande, writer, Bangalore
    767. Shastri Ramachandaran, independent journalist and international publications consultant, India
    768. Shazia Hasan, Empowering The Differently Abled Persons, Karachi
    769. Sheba Chhachhi, artist, New Delhi
    770. Sheema Kermani, activist, Director Tehrik-e-Niswan
    771. Sheen Farrukh, writer, journalist, Editor, Inter Press Communication, Karachi
    772. Sheharyar Rizwan, journalist, Lahore
    773. Shehnaz Ismail, Professor Emeritus, Indus Valley School of Art and Design, Karachi
    774. Shehryar Sarwar, writer, Ottawa, Canada
    775. Air Vice Marshal (retd) Shehzad Chaudhry, analyst, Islamabad
    776. Sheikh Manzoor, journalist, New Delhi
    777. Shilpa Gupta, artist, Mumbai
    778. Shiraz Hassan, journalist, Islamabad
    779. Shireen Aijaz, member, Women’s Action Forum, and journalist, Karachi
    780. Shireen Gandhi, gallerist, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
    781. Shireen Pasha, Berlin Bureau Chief, Dhaka Tribune, Germany
    782. Shivam Vij, journalist, Delhi
    783. Shoaib Hashmi, retired writer, director, educator, Lahore
    784. Shobhna Jain, journalist, New Delhi
    785. Shrenik Mutha, independent activist and poet, Pune
    786. Shreya Jani, Managing Trustee, STEP Trust, Delhi
    787. Shri Prakash, filmmaker, teacher, Ranchi, India
    788. Shruti Arora (Achesh), theater educator
    789. Shruti Ganapatye, The Asian Age, Mumbai
    790. Shruti Kedia, independent journalist, Bangalore
    791. Shubha Mudgal, artist, India
    792. Shubha Singh, columnist, New Delhi
    793. Shubhasini Chalam, entrepreneur, Bangalore
    794. Shujaat Bukhari, Editor-in-Chief, Rising Kashmir
    795. Shuma Raha, journalist, India
    796. Shweta Singh, educator, New Delhi
    797. Sibtain Naqvi, educationist, independent researcher and writer, Karachi
    798. Sibtay Hassan Haider, graduate student of Urban Planning and Gender, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
    799. Siddharth Narrain, legal researcher, Delhi
    800. Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor, TheWire.in
    801. Sido Deva, development professional, India
    802. Sidra Saeed, activist, Islamabad
    803. Simantini Dhuru, educationist and filmmaker, Mumbai
    804. Sini Nair, Educator, Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai
    805. Sitara Rafiq, M.Phil scholar, Gender and Development studies, Lahore
    806. Smeetha Bhowmik, artist, poet, Founder, Women Empowered, Mumbai
    807. Smita Crishna, social worker, Mumbai
    808. Smita Sahay, writer, poet and social entrepreneur, Accio Health, Mumbai
    809. Smruti Divate, publisher, Mumbai
    810. Sohail Abid, Founder, Folk Punjab, Lahore
    811. Sohail Malik, Cloud professional, IBM, Dallas, Texas
    812. Sonal Shah, concerned citizen, writer, Mumbai
    813. Sonali Huria, PhD student, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
    814. Soonha Abro, writer, director, Zabaan Writers’ Collective, Karachi
    815. Soumya Dutta, convenor, Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha, India
    816. Sristhi Chauhan, Fellow, Teach for India, Delhi
    817. Steven Crabtree, land conservation volunteer, lived in Calcutta, Lahore and Karachi in the 1970s; Maine, USA
    818. Subhi Dhupar, Regional Coordinator, United Religions Initiative, New Delhi
    819. Subrat Kumar Behera, artist, Baroda
    820. Sudeep Sen, poet, New Delhi
    821. Sudha Ramachandran, independent researcher and journalist, Bangalore
    822. Sudhanshu Palsule, Leadership Consultant, academic at Cambridge, UK
    823. Sudheendra Kulkarni, Chairman, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai; author August Voices, calling for a Pakistan-India-Bangladesh confederation
    824. Maj. Gen. Sudhir Vombatkere, National Alliance of Peoples Movements (NAPM), Mysuru, India
    825. Suhaee Abro, performing artist, dancer, Italy/Karachi
    826. Suhasini Mulay, actress, Mumbai
    827. Sumaia Akbari, student at Bamyan University, working with GFA consultancy group as Monitoring & Evaluation Manager at Bamyan, Afghanistan  
    828. Sumaira Ishfaq, activist, Jhelum
    829. Sumesh Sharma, curator, Mumbai
    830. Sumit Chakravartty, Editor, Mainstream, New Delhi
    831. Suneeta Dhar, activist, India
    832. Sunil Gawde, artist, Mumbai
    833. Sunil Shanbag, theatre director, Mumbai
    834. Sunit Arora, journalist, India
    835. Suraj Katra, photographer, Associate Communications, Teach For India
    836. Suraya Islam, Coordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Karachi
    837. Surendran Nair, artist, Baroda
    838. Suresh Bhat B, Dist President, Karnataka Communal Harmony Forum, Mangalaru, Karnataka
    839. Surinder Joginder Singh, Jeolikote, Uttaranchal
    840. Suroor Mander, advocate, New Delhi, India
    841. Sushobha Barve, Executive Secretary, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation, Delhi
    842. Suzanne Merwanji, production designer, Mumbai
    843. Swara Bhaskar, actor, Mumbai
    844. Swarna Rajagopalan, independent scholar and Managing Trustee, Prajnya, Chennai
    845. Swati Bhattacharjee, journalist, Kolkata
    846. Swati Sharan, writer/publisher, Hamilton, Canada
    847. Syeda Hameed, writer, activist, former member of Planning Commission and National Women Commission, former chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Delhi
    848. Syed Abdul Latif, businessman, Rabwah
    849. Syed Atif Ali, drama writer, director, Karachi
    850. Syed Farid Maharaj, Gaddi Nashin, Dargah Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif
    851. Syed Ghazanfar Abbas, Correspondent, India Tomorrow News
    852. Syed Harir Shah, disaster management practitioner, Chitral
    853. Syed Jarrar Shah, business professional, Lahore
    854. Syed Khawar Latif, student and peace activist, Rabwah
    855. Syed Mudassir Shah, student, Haleem Campus School, Lahore
    856. Syeda Afshana, columnist and media teacher, Srinagar
    857. Dr Syeda Hameed, Founder and Present Chair Muslim Women’s Forum, New Delhi, India
    858. Syeda Jasmine Jaffer, homemaker, Karachi
    859. Syeda Shiwal Raza, student, University of the Punjab, Lahore
    860. T. M. Krishna, musician, writer/author, public speaker, Magsaysay Awardee, Chennai
    861. T. R. Raghunandan, co-Founder, Avantika Foundation, consultant on decentralised public governance, anti-corruption and heritage preservation, Bangalore
    862. Taimur ul Kamal, activist, Peshawar
    863. Dr. Taimur Rahman, Laal music band, Assistant Professor LUMS, Lahore
    864. Talat Rahim, writer, Karachi
    865. Lt Gen (retd) Talat Masood, defence analyst, Pakistan. “It is high time the two countries made sincere attempts at normalising their relations and behaving as mature neighbors.”
    866. Talha Rathore, artist, New York
    867. Tanuja, event planner, Bangalore
    868. Tanveer Jahan, activist, Lahore
    869. Tanvir Masood, filmmaker, former producer with PTV Lahore
    870. Tapan Kumar Bose, Secretary General, South Asia Forum for Human Rights
    871. Tanzeela Mazhar, journalist, Pakistan
    872. Dr Tariq Rahman, Dean School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences/Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
    873. Tarique Hussain, lecturer, Nawabshah
    874. Tarun Tahiliani, fashion designer, New Delhi
    875. Tayyaba Hasan, Professor, Harvard Medical School
    876. Gen. Tej Kaul, Executive President, India Pakistan Soldiers Initiative for Peace (IPSI), India
    877. Tishani Doshi, poet, novelist, dancer, Chennai
    878. Tripta Wahi, social activist and retd Associate Professor, University of Delhi
    879. Tulika Bathija, educator, Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai
    880. Tulsi Vatsal, writer, Mumbai
    881. Tunty Chauhan, Director, Threshold Gallery, New Delhi
    882. SP Udaya Kumar, activist, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
    883. Uma Chakravarti, historian, academician and filmmaker, Delhi
    884. Uma Sudhir, Resident Editor, NDTV
    885. Umair Faizullah Bangash, Associate Professor, Visual Communication Design Lahore
    886. Umair Vahidy, Dil Say Pakistan
    887. Umar Azad, blogger, Larkana
    888. Umber Khairi, Producer, BBC
    889. Umer Abdur Rehman Janjua, columnist and author, Islamabad
    890. Umer Ali, journalist, Islamabad
    891. Umer Farooq, student, Lahore
    892. Urvashi Butalia, Director, Zubaan Publishers Pvt Ltd
    893. Urwah Sultana, Voice Society for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons, Lahore
    894. Usha Balakrishnan, cultural capital consultant, Mumbai
    895. Usha Gawde, art practitioner, Mumbai
    896. Usha Iyer, archivist, Mumbai
    897. Usha K.R., writer, Bangalore
    898. Usha Raman, Professor, University of Hyderabad, India
    899. Usha Ramaswamy, writer, Bangalore
    900. Uzma Noorani, activist, Co-Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Karachi
    901. Vaasanthi Sundaram, author/journalist, Delhi
    902. Vaibhav Arora, marketing professional, Delhi
    903. Vaishali Patil, activist, Raigad, India
    904. Vaishali Jethava, Program Coordinator, The Blue Ribbon Movement, India
    905. Vaishnavi, writer and filmmaker, Founder, Women Making Films India
    906. Valli Rao, writer, Bangalore
    907. Vani Rijhwani, environment research student, Delhi
    908. Vasanth Kannabiran, writer and activist, Hyderabad
    909. Vasvi Kejriwal, student, Queen Mary University, London
    910. Ved Pratap Vaidik, journalist and peace activist, New Delhi
    911. Veer Munshi, artist, New Delhi
    912. Veejay Sai, writer, culture critic, Delhi
    913. Vibhuti Narain Rai, former policeman and writer, India
    914. Vidya Kamat, artist, Mumbai
    915. Vijay Crishna, company director, Mumbai
    916. Vijay Deshpande Satara, Maharashtra State Freedom Fighters Successors Organisation and Indo-Pak Friendship Forum, Satara District  
    917. Vijay Naik, Convenor, Indian Association of Foreign Affairs Correspondents, New Delhi
    918. Vijay Satokar, consultant, Press Trust of India, New Delhi
    919. Vinay Nagaraju, Edward S. Mason Fellow and MPA Candidate 2017, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    920. Vinayak Rajasekhar, Editor-in-Chief, paxpolitica.com
    921. Vineeta Pandey, The Pioneer newspaper, New Delhi
    922. Vinita Agrawal, author, Mumbai
    923. Vinod Sharma, Regional President, South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA), New Delhi
    924. Vinod Varshney, journalist, New Delhi
    925. Vinu Neg, housewife, India
    926. Vipul Rikhi, writer and singer, Bangalore
    927. Vipul Shaha, educator, Krishnamurti Foundation of India, Pune
    928. Viraj Singh, cinematographer, Mumbai
    929. Virginia Whiles, Art Historian, London
    930. Col. Virendra Sahai Verma, India-Pakistan Soldiers’ Initiative for Peace, India
    931. Vistasp Hodiwala, CCO and Co-Founder Underdog ad agency, Thane
    932. Wagma Feroz, Chairperson, Da Torsaro Saadar, Peshawar
    933. Waheed Ali Joyo, actor, Karachi
    934. Waheeda Mahesar, Director, SZABIST ZABTech, Member, WAF Karachi
    935. Wajid Shamsul Hassan, former Pakistani diplomat, London
    936. Waqas Halim, Director, Center for Technology in Education, Information Technology University, Lahore
    937. Waqas Khan, visual artist, Lahore
    938. Waqas Khwaja, Ellen Douglass Leyburn Professor of English, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
    939. Waseem Ahmed, auditor, Karachi
    940. Yaqoob Khan Bangash, Director, Centre for Governance and Policy, IT University, Lahore
    941. Yashvi Gada, student, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
    942. Dr. Yasmeen Kazi, Professor of Paediatrics, Karachi
    943. Yasser Hashmi, educator, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore
    944. Yemuna Sunny, educationist, Hoshangabad
    945. Yogesh Mathuria, peace warrior, World School of Happiness, Pune
    946. Yousuf Saeed, filmmaker, writer, New Delhi
    947. Yuki Ellias, actor, Mumbai
    948. Yusuf Mehta, filmmaker, Mumbai
    949. Yuvraj Mohite, journalist, Mumbai
    950. Zafar Hai, filmmaker, Mumbai
    951. Zaheer Alam Kidvai, educator/new media analyst, Karachi
    952. Zahira Khattak, activist, Islamabad
    953. Zaibun Nisa Hussain, teacher, ACE International Academy, Rawalpindi
    954. Zain Alavi, Non-Executive Chairman, Muller and Phipps Pakistan Pvt Ltd
    955. Zakia Sarwar, teacher trainer, Founder Member, Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers
    956. Zaman Khan, journalist, activist, Faisalabad
    957. Zalla Khattak, freelance consultant, Islamabad
    958. Zar Ali Khan Afridi, Chairman, FATA Commission of Human Rights
    959. Zar Bano Kohyar, social worker, feminist, Karachi
    960. Zareen Khan, journalism student, Karachi
    961. Zarminae Ansari, architect, writer, publisher, Joy of Urdu, Karachi/Paris
    962. Zeeshan Majeed, entrepreneur, Kolkata
    963. Zehra Arshad, activist, Islamabad
    964. Zehra Shah, activist, Karachi
    965. Zia Ur Rehman, journalist, Karachi
    966. Zia Mian, physicist, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University, Princeton
    967. Ziad Zafar, journalist, Karachi
    968. Zohaib Karim, Co-founder and Lead Strategist at MentHub, Karachi
    969. Zohra Yusuf, Council Member, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Karachi
    970. Zoya Nazir, undergraduate student, Islamabad
    971. Zulfiquar Rao, sociologist, OpEd writer at Daily Times, Pakistan
    972. Zunaira Qayum Ali, student, Forman Christian College University, Lahore



133 thoughts on “India-Pakistan people’s peace resolution: Throwing a pebble in the pond

  1. Neeta Mohindra

    Tough times need tough measures. Each pebble makes a difference.
    Peace is the only answer lets all work towards it.

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  2. Col NN Bhatia (Retd)

    Kindly make me also signatory for peace initiative thro dialogue.
    Col NN Bhatia (Retd)

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  3. Rahul sahay

    Great effort. Will like to help. I am an advocate based in Delhi. I was briefly associated with centre for dialogue and reconciliation too.

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  4. Mustafa Baloch

    This is great from the citizens of both the countries……………….they must put pressure on and on, so that relations come to an standard level of diplomacy, beneficial for about 1.5 bn people of the sub-continent….

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  5. Ahmad

    Great initiative I must say. We have suffered enough, the Masses have Suffered Enough. Government & establishment of both the Countries should Abandon the Idea of hitting on each other. Let us Compete in Education, science, research and development. People to people Contact Should be promoted through relaxing visa restrictions as knowing each other will leave no room for HATE.

    God Bless Everyone.

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    1. Beena sarwar

      We need your name and designation/profession as well as a location in order to include you. Thanks

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  6. Motika Anand

    Humans create problems, humans can resolve them. That is the power we hold so let’s exercise this power. People and humanity over land and lowly politics. Let there be reign of peace.
    Kindly include my name as signatory.

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    1. Beena sarwar

      We need your name and designation/profession as well as a location in order to include you. Thanks

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  7. Fauzia

    I stand for peace.
    Peace, progress, prosperity go together.
    Peace is the only solution of all the disputes. No war has been won in battlefield. Only the soldiers die and kill in the battle field. After all the wars decisions are taken across the table by the rulers.

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  8. Syed Farid maharaj Gaddi Nashin dargah gharib nawaz ajmersharif india

    Fully support the resolution and further request the forum to initiate practical steps to initiate public awareness campaign including workshops and seminars to build public pressure on the government and media for a peaceful existeance …

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    1. Beena sarwar

      We need your name and designation/profession as well as a location in order to include you. Thanks

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  9. Kumbakonam Vasudevan

    I endorse the appeal. Sincerely hope this will be successful There is no alternative to Peace.

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    1. Beena sarwar

      We need your name and designation/profession as well as a location in order to include you. Thanks

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      1. Shehryar Sarwar

        Hi Beena,

        I fully endorse this initiative, its principles and objectives. Honoured to add my name to it.

        Shehryar Sarwar
        Writer
        Ottawa, Canada

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  10. Masood Khan

    Conscientious world citizen; heritage professional, architect and planner.

    I endorse this very sensible resolution. Let’s take South-Asia towards happiness through peace and development. Let’s say no to our national biases and insecurities viz a viz each other.

    And let’s talk and smile.

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  11. Rashid Khan

    We have lived in peace for thousands of years with religious transformations and states’ boundaries. There’s no reason we cannot live further. Let not 70 years old animosity overshadow the centuries long love and respect we had for one another.

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  12. Laxmi Murthy

    Please include my endorsement – small but significant steps towards breaking down the walls.

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    1. Beena sarwar

      Thank you! Please will you include your profession/designation and location(s) as you’d like them listed as this makes the endorsements more credible.

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  13. Siddharth Narrain

    I endorse this appeal, and hope good sense will prevail, instead of a never ending spiraling of hostilities

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  14. Cynthia Stephen

    Please include my name as endorsing this statement.

    Cynthia Stephen, independent researcher and journalist

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    1. Beena sarwar

      Thank you! Please will you include your location(s) as this makes the endorsements more credible.

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  15. Jyoti Thyagarajan

    I am first and foremost at educator. I am the Founder Trustee of Meghshala Trust
    Bangalore, India.

    And I am whole-heartedly supportive of a massive move towards peace, in our subcontinent and the world over.

    Let’s do this, friends!

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    1. Beena sarwar

      Thank you! Please will you include your profession/designation and location(s) as you’d like them listed as this makes the endorsements more credible.

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  16. Inderjeet parmar

    I endorse this appeal

    Inderjeet Parmar
    Professor of international politics
    City, university of London
    Uk

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  17. Steven Crabtree

    I Endorse this effort. Having lived in Calcutta, Lahore and Karachi in the 1970s with many Pakistani and Indian friends, I wish for peaceful, normal relations. Steve Crabtree, a land conservation volunteer. Hancock, Maine USA

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  18. Ziad Zafar

    Endorse wholeheartedly. Let not the voices of hate on either side prevail. Kudos Beena Sarwar!

    Ziad Zafar
    Journalist

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  19. Cynthia Stephen

    I had already given my endorsement : name and designation. Cynthia Stephen, independent media person and researcher​, and Founder, TEDS Trust, Bangalore, India.

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  20. Gulan Kripalani

    Pl add my name:
    Gulan Kripalani, Transformational Leadership Facilitator, Kolkata, India

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  21. Shahoud

    It should be INDIA WITH PAKISTAN not INDIA Vs PAKISTAN.

    HAMARA ZAMIN KA BATWARA HUA HA DIL KA NAHI

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  22. Nighat said Khan

    strongly endorsed

    Nighat Said Khan
    Member Women’s Action Forum Lahore
    ED ASR Resource Centre and IWSL
    Founder member PIFPD

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  23. Afsan Mahboob

    I want peace between both the countries , because war always leads to destruction , and peace leads to a healthy and developed country .

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  24. Elahibaksh

    Jiyo aur jine do.Avam to kahi ki bhi ho sab ek hai vo aman se rahna chahti hai.Netao chand sikko ke liye hamare bachho ko n ladhao.Aur surkshya ke nampar fauj dwara honevali khoon pasine ki janta ki kamai ki loot band karo.

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  25. Khushboo Ejaz

    I whole heartedly endorse this appeal…1/3 of humanity living in South Asia need peace and prosperity ….All issues between neighbors should be resolved amicably for future generations of us.

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  26. Waqas Khwaja

    Absolutely support all initiatives for peace, understanding, and cross-cultural exchange at all levels of life and in all disciplines, creative, performative, technical, and scholarly, between India and Pakistan.

    Ellen Douglass Leyburn Professor of English
    Agnes Scott College
    Decatur, GA 30030

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  27. Wajiha Rafiq

    I hope people rise above borders and see our shared history together. I belive our religions and cultural are overlapping so much in even after the border, clearly shows that we are one people and borders can’t take that bond frim us.

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  28. Shweta Singh

    I support the cause. I believe in Aman ki Asha. Kindly add my name to the signatories’ list. Regards.
    Shweta Singh,
    (Educator,
    New Delhi)

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  29. Jhansi Papudesi

    Please add my name to the list. I endorse this.
    Freelance journalist, Humanist, Bangalore, India.

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  30. Venu Arora

    We are a people first and nations later. Let us learn to celebrate our differences and our oneness and use our courage to stand up against war and war mongering! Please add my name to the list.

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  31. Kirty Kochar

    Would love to be a part of this initiative,both my parents were refugees from Pakistan but always gave us positive inputs about Pakistan. War and animosity will only cause destruction to both our nations so as thinking people should support and be actively involved in such an endeavor.

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  32. Ahmad Raza

    Being a pacifist..
    I endorse this initiative
    Ahmad Raza
    PostGrad Researcher at Center of Public Policy and Governanace Forman Christian College Lahore .

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  33. Vibhuti Narain Rai

    I fully endorse the idea of peace between India and Pakistan
    Vibhuti Narain Rai
    Ex Police man and writer

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  34. Fauzia

    I am the most sufferer of the conflict. I wish and pray for peace and harmony. This could be possible when we respect each other, share each others sorrows. Meet them, mix with them. We’re not different from each other. Our names, culture, language, foods, customs, festivals, sorrows and emotions are the same. We share the air, water, land, sea, sky.
    Peace is the only way for solving all the disputes. Let’s be together again.

    Do qadam tum chalo,
    Do qadam ham chalein,
    Nafratein mita de ham,
    Ulfaton ka dam bharein.

    “Sare jahan se achha hindostan hamara ”
    composed by the national poet of Pakistan, Hon.Allama Iqbal.

    The best example of Harmony and brotherhood.

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  35. Zareen khan

    I’m a journalism student and the power pen has nothing can beat that.would love to work for peace between these two countries. I’m from karachi

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  36. Nilakshi Roy

    Beyond politics and beyond the past
    That’s where we need to look
    It’s good to try our best to seek
    A way out of every book
    Let’s join hands and hope
    That only peace abounds
    That new light will dawn on us
    That we hear hopeful sounds !

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  37. Syeda Jasmine Jaffer

    I endorseIndia-Pakistan citizens’ peace resolution: Throwing a pebble in the pond.i am also a suffere of the visa rules n regulations. I want those conditions to be ease. So that peace harmony between our countries prevail n hope for the best.
    Syeda Jasmine Jaffer
    Housewife
    Karachi

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  38. Bea Tobias

    If the support of a Canadian helps, please add me to the list. Peace for India and Pakistan, and the world.

    Beatrice Tobias
    Retired Librarian
    Canada

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  39. Akanksha Thakore-Srikrishnan

    I wholeheartedly support this initiative and endorse this resolution. Please add my name –

    Akanksha Thakore-Srikrishnan, Educator, Facilitator, Writer, Mumbai

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  40. Zahid Makhdoom

    I strongly support this initiative and hope India and Pakistan would engage in peaceful and amicable resolution of all disputes.

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  41. I whole heartedly support the idea of peace ,add me for the harmony of both countries

    Thanks for the wonderful initiative hope for a better world. Neera Mumbai Home maker

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  42. Danial M. Noorani

    Both countries have no alternative but to eventually settle their dispute peacefully, it is just a question of how long we continue to perpetuate the suffering.

    Danial Noorani
    Founder
    The Citizens Foundation, USA

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  43. Dr Abdeali Qutbuddin, Director of Programmes, Office of His Holiness Syedna Taher Fakhruddin Saheb, Head of the Dawoodi Bohra Community

    Peace and harmony among nations and peoples are amongst the cornerstones of all faiths, communities, and religions. This is especially true for the Dawoodi Bohra Community. Our leaders,especially our current leader, His Holiness Syedna Taher Fakhruddin Saheb has re-emphasised inter-faith understanding by launching the Taqreeb initiative. We need to demonstrate that our interests are aligned, what is good for all is good for us also.
    Please sign me up.

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  44. Salman Rashid

    I fully stand behind this petition. For goodness sake, let sanity and peace prevail. Seven decades of hatred is enough. Let’s try amity now.

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  45. Aman Shahid

    I am 11 years old girl studying in class six at Learning Alliance, Lahore and I am with you for peace between India and Pakistan.

    Aman Shahid
    Class six (in few days will be promoted to class seven)

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  46. Vistasp Hodiwala

    This is a much needed initiative and how so many times it may fail, it will still be the only way for the collective progress and peace of our subcontinent. I fully endorse every word and would like to offer my unstinting support for this project.

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  47. Yazdy Palia

    I am an advocate of “the primacy of individual rights”. My request to both the governments is to first establish “the primacy of individual rights”. Once that is done, the people will themselves make peace.
    Both the people are tired with the use of force employed on them. Ensure liberty and individual rights. We do not need rulers over us, we need representatives who are elected to protect our liberties and individual rights.
    With “the primacy of individual rights” as the base, I join hands with every one on Aman ki Aasha. Please sign me up.

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  48. samer khan

    Love; spread it, Peace;hold it , Unity; Promote it … All the pens and guitars lets come together and make a beutiful song which will make it rain love

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  49. Seema Tyagi

    Excellent initiative. I’m in. Peace between nations is the only hope for the subcontinent . May Aman ki Asha translate into Aman ki Bhasha.

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    1. Beena sarwar

      Thanks – please share your profession/designation/affiliation and place as you’d like them listed.

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  50. Puja Anand

    So proud of this initiative. All for it. It resonates completely with my thoughts.

    Educator in rural Himachal Pradesh
    India

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    1. Beena sarwar

      Thanks – please share your profession/designation/affiliation and place as you’d like them listed.

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  51. Prof. Krishna B Garg

    There is no substute for peace, war not in the least. Peace or perish, take your choice.

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  52. sabiha hashmi

    Its time for all of us to wake up from our indifferent, lethargic slumber, unite and stand together against the destruction of innocent lives in the name of religion, custom, and cast. On both sides of Indo-Pak borders war mongers are busy raising hatred, whipping up frenzy against, Dalits, minorities and marginalised sections of society.Both governments have been using war mongering as a tool to divert public attention from real issues. It is very important to make the people see through this farce and unite against this exploitation.

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  53. Khalid Hussain

    The sub-continent has suffered a lot since the partition. The colonial masters exploited us in thee two centuries that preceded it. Since 1947, the rifts and divisions have become worse.The beneficiaries of our divisions and conflicts –if there can by any– are all outside of our own society and geography. It is time we stopped this madness and started the process of putting our house back in order.
    We have to live together. In peace. For prospserity. In perpetuity!
    Let us start that journey now!.

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  54. Senator (r) Javed Jabbar

    A laudable initiative. Despite reservations on the use of a couple of terms
    eg ” cross-border terrorism ” and ” non-state actors ” which
    are normally/abnormally/unfairly applied only to Pakistan , instead of also being accurately applied to India , I endorse the Resolution . Sports should have been specifically included in point 7. Trade continues to thrive even as cross-LOC firing continues .There should have been far more stress on the extremely obstructive , negative role of certain/most Indian news TV channels . Fortunately the vast majority of both Indians and Pakistanis are committed to peace .

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