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 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 at this link.

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

1001 signatories listed below in alphabetical order. For more names please see this link.

  1. Dr. A. H. Nayyar, physicist, educationist, Lahore
  2. A.K. Khan, IPS, Advisor to Government of Telangana, Hyderabad
  3. Aabida Ali, activist, Karachi
  4. Aakash Chandran, Assistant Editor, Lighthouse Project
  5. Aamer Raza, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar
  6. Aashima Subberwal, Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), New Delhi
  7. Aasiya Ishaq, Pak Sarzameen Party, Karachi
  8. Aasha Mehreen Amin, Deputy Editor, Editorial and Op-Ed, The Daily Star, Bangladesh
  9. Aastha Dua, lawyer, New Delhi
  10. Abbas Dadla, social worker and teacher, Mumbai
  11. Dr Abdeali Qutbuddin, Director of Programmes, Office of His Holiness Syedna Taher Fakhruddin Saheb, Head of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, Mumbai
  12. Abdul Hamid, designer, Surrey BC, Canada
  13. Abdul Hamid Bashani Khan, Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public, Mississauga, ON, Canada
  14. Col. Abdul Rasul Khan, India-Pakistan Soldiers’ Initiative for Peace, India Chapter
  15. Abdur Rauf, Coordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Peshawar
  16. Abha Bhaiya, activist, Himachal Pradesh
  17. Abhay Ramchand Shaha, Baramati, Maharashtra-Architect and National Secretary, Servas International Peace Organisation
  18. Abhigna, academic editor, Bangalore
  19. Abhishek Thakore, Co-founder, The Blue Ribbon Movement, Mumbai, and South Asian Youth Conference Series
  20. Abhyudaya Shishodia, student, National Law University, Jodhpur
  21. Achal Arora, insurance professional, Meerut
  22. Achin Vanaik, retd. Professor of International Relations, University of Delhi
  23. Adil Jussawala, poet, Mumbai
  24. Dr. Adil Najam, Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
  25. Adnan Gabol, actor, Karachi
  26. Adnan Rehmat, media rights activist, Islamabad
  27. Advait Gupt, media maker, Partner at Supari Studios, Mumbai
  28. Afia Salam, freelance journalist, Karachi
  29. Afia Sheherbano, Women’s Action Forum, Karachi
  30. Afrasiab Khattak, ex-Senator Awami National Party, Islamabad
  31. Afsan Chowdhury, journalist and academic, Bangladesh
  32. Agha Iqrar Haroon, Chief Editor, Dispatch News Desk News agency, Islamabad
  33. Ahmad Quraishi, TV anchor, Islamabad
  34. Ahmad Rafay Alam, environmental lawyer, Lahore
  35. Aisha Abid Hussain, artist, Lahore
  36. Aisha Gazdar, filmmaker, Karachi
  37. Ajay Row, LitmusWorld, Mumbai
  38. Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta, Deputy Editor, The Wire
  39. Akanksha Thakore-Srikrishnan, educator, facilitator, writer, Mumbai
  40. Akeela Naz, President, Peasants Women Society, Khanewal
  41. Akshat Singhal, Co-founder, The Blue Ribbon Movement, Mumbai
  42. Ahsan Jamil, Managing Director, Abraaj Healthcare Fund, Pakistan
  43. Alam Venkatesh, Adivasi student leader, Warangal
  44. Alefia T. Hussain, journalist, The News on Sunday, Lahore
  45. Ali Raza, visual artist, associate professor, Lahore
  46. Ali Mehdi Zaidi, freelance artist and healer, Lahore/London
  47. Ali Arqam, journalist, Karachi
  48. Ali Azmat, visual artist, Lahore
  49. Ali Raza Abidi, parliamentarian, Karachi
  50. Ali Sethi, musician, writer, Lahore
  51. Aliya Harir, student at National Defence University, Islamabad
  52. Alka Subramanian, San Diego
  53. Altaf Tyrewala, author, Dallas, USA
  54. Aman Alam, software engineer, Bangalore
  55. Aman Nath, writer/hotelier, New Delhi
  56. 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”.
  57. Amandeep Sandhu, writer, Punjab, South Asia
  58. Amar Sindhu, Women’s Action Forum, Hyderabad
  59. Amardeep Singh, author, Singapore
  60. Amarpali Singh, poet, Chandigarh
  61. Amber Sami, designer, Lahore
  62. Ambreen Karamat, curator, art consultant, Lahore
  63. Ameya Kilara, Leadership Fellow, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  64. Amin Hashwani, businessman/civil society activist, Karachi
  65. Amir Haider, social activist, Gilgit
  66. Amirtharaj Stephen, photographer, Photographers for Environment and Peace, Chennai
  67. Amit Jagda, image consultant, Mumbai
  68. Amit Mehra, photographer, New Delhi
  69. Amita Gupta, textile designer, New Delhi
  70. Amit Sengupta, journalist, New Delhi
  71. Amitabh Akash Nag, service, poet, Kolkata
  72. Amjad Sohail, researcher, Karachi
  73. Amlan Dutta, wildlife biologist, Bhubaneswar
  74. Ammad Khaliq, Associate Executive Producer, Dawn News, Islamabad
  75. Ammar Faiz, artist, Lahore
  76. Ammu Joseph, independent journalist and author, Bangalore, India
  77. Amna Mawaz Khan, dancer and political activist, Islamabad
  78. Amrita Chachhi, author, professor, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
  79. Anaar Desai-Stephens, instructor, ethnomusicology and media, Cornell University
  80. Anand Chakravarti, academician, Delhi
  81. Dr Anand Raj Varma, academic, TV anchor, Hyderabad
  82. Ana Kandwal, writer and activist, New Delhi
  83. Anahite Contractor, poet, art critic and curator, Mumbai
  84. Anam Zakaria, author, development professional and educationist
  85. Anand Patwardhan, filmmaker, Mumbai
  86. Ms Anasuya, Rishi Valley School, Madanapalle, Chitrapat, AP
  87. Aneesh Pradhan, artist, India
  88. Anil Chamadia, writer, journalist, New Delhi
  89. Brig Anil Malhotra, IPSI India, New Delhi
  90. Indian Air Force Sqn. Ldr. Anil Sehgal, Mumbai
  91. Anila Quayyum Agha, visual artist, Lahore/USA
  92. Anila Younis, activist, Quetta
  93. Anis Haroon, activist, Pakistan
  94. Anish Mishra, independent analyst and researcher on South Asia, Singapore
  95. Anita Dighe, adult educator, Noida, India
  96. Anita Dixit, social researcher, Kolkata
  97. Prof. Anita Ghai, School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  98. Anita Katyal, journalist, India
  99. Anjali Monteiro, Professor, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  100. Anjali Purohit, poet, artist, Mumbai
  101. Anju Khemani, disability consultant, Hyderabad
  102. Anju Makhija, poet and writer, Mumbai
  103. Annie Mathew Chandy, publisher, Bangalore
  104. Annie Raja, General Secretary National Federation of Indian Women, New Delhi
  105. Dr. Ansar Fayyazuddin, physicist, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  106. Anton Babu, entrepreneur, Trivandrum
  107. Anuradha Bhasin, journalist, Co-chair, Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), Jammu
  108. Anuradha Marwah, author and academic, New Delhi
  109. Anwer Hussain Jafri, theatre writer, director, activist, Karachi
  110. Arani Roy, neuroscientist, Brandeis University, Boston
  111. Arbab Taimoor Khan, rights activist/writer, Quetta
  112. Archana Hande, artist, Mumbai
  113. Archana Kapoor, Management Trustee of International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), India Chapter, New Delhi
  114. Arfa Khanum Sherwani, broadcast journalist, New Delhi
  115. Dr. Arfana Mallah, Women’s Action Forum, Hyderabad, Pakistan
  116. Arieb Azhar, singer/musician, Islamabad
  117. Arifa Khandwalla, independent researcher, Princeton NJ
  118. Arjun Dev, educationist New Delhi
  119. Aroosa Khan, artist, Lahore
  120. Arshad Haroon, Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network, Peshawar
  121. Arshad Rizvi, activist, Rawalpindi
  122. Arshiya Lokhandwala, art curator, Mumbai
  123. Aruna Roy, social activist, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Rajasthan; Magsaysay 2000
  124. Arundhati Dhuru, social activist, National Alliance of People’s Movements, India
  125. Arundhati Ghosh, arts facilitator, Bangalore
  126. Asad Lalljee, cultural producer, Mumbai
  127. Asad Mumtaz Rid, journalist, activist, Karachi
  128. Dr. Asad Sayeed, economist, Karachi
  129. Asad Zaidi, publisher and writer, New Delhi.
  130. Asha Hans, Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), India
  131. Ashok Chowdhury, All-India Union of Forest Working People, Delhi
  132. Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, former Pakistan ambassador to the US, India and China, and head of UN missions in Iraq and Sudan
  133. Ashutosh Munshi, advertising professional, Mumbai
  134. Ashwani Kumar, poet, professor at TISS, Mumbai
  135. Asiem Sanyal, marine biologist, Nagpur
  136. Asif Khan, photographer, Lahore
  137. Asif Mahar, educationist, writer, Karachi
  138. Asif Mehmood, TV journalist, Lahore
  139. Asif Saad. Business executive, Karachi.
  140. Asiya Shervani, diversity and inclusion consultant, Hyderabad, India
  141. Aslam Khwaja, writer, Karachi
  142. Asma Jahangir, Chairperson Emeritus, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP); advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan, Magsaysay Awardee for Peace 1995
  143. Asma Shirazi, senior anchor/editor current affairs, Aaj News
  144. Asmat Jogezai, polio worker/activist, Quetta
  145. Astad Deboo, dancer, Mumbai
  146. Atia Anwar Zoon, Assistant Professor, Federal Urdu University, Islamabad
  147. Atif Hayat, activist, Tehrik-e-Niswan, Karachi
  148. Atiqa Shahid, gender rights activist, Lahore
  149. Atiya Hassan, lecturer, Saint Lawrence Govt Degree College, Karachi
  150. Attique uddin Ahmed, architect, Lahore
  151. Attiya Dawood, writer, poet, Karachi
  152. Navy Cdr Atul Bharadwaj, strategic affairs analyst, historian, India
  153. Atul Gurtu, scientist, Mumbai
  154. Awais Ramzan Baloch, artist, Nosach Films Academy, Karachi
  155. Ayaz Jokhio, artist, Lahore
  156. Dr. Ayesha Jalal, Director, Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts University
  157. Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa, research associate SOAS, University of London
  158. Ayesham Sitara, student
  159. Azeez Pasha, former member of Rajya Sabha, Hyderabad
  160. Azher Ali Hullio, auditor, activist, Larkana
  161. B. M. Kutty, Secretary General, Pakistan Peace Coalition (PPC)
  162. B.R.P. Bhaskar, journalist, Chennai
  163. B. Vinod Kumar, Member of Parliament from Karimnagar, Telangana
  164. Babar Ayaz, journalist and author, Karachi
  165. Babar Kamario, student, Madeji, Sindh
  166. Babloo Loitongbhan, activist, Imphal
  167. Bachhi Karkaria, journalist, author, Mumbai
  168. Baela Raza Jamil, Founder and CEO, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, Pakistan
  169. Baiju Parthan, artist, Mumbai
  170. Balraj Khanna, author, London, UK
  171. Barnali Ray Shukla, filmmaker, Mumbai
  172. Baruna Bhattacharya, writer, Kolkata
  173. Banoo Batliboi, book artist, Mumbai
  174. Beatrice Tobias, retired librarian, Canada
  175. Bebagar Azeem, peace activist, Turbat
  176. Beena Sarwar, journalist, teacher, editor Aman ki Asha, Cambridge MA / Karachi
  177. Bibhu Mohapatra, development consultant, Gandhi scholar and researcher, member Association for Democratic Returns (ADR)
  178. Bilal Sami, filmmaker, Lahore
  179. Bilquis Rehman, social development professional, Karachi
  180. Bina Sarkar Ellias, poet, editor and publisher, International Gallerie, Mumbai
  181. Binu Mathew, Editor, Countercurrents.org, Kerala
  182. Bratati Bal, concerned citizen, Mumbai
  183. Brian McMahon, retired master mariner, ex-merchant navy, Kolkata
  184. Brinda Chudassama Miller, artist, Mumbai
  185. Bushra Gohar, former MP, MNA, Awami National Party, Pakistan
  186. Bushra Qadim Hyder, Executive Director, Qadims Lumiere School, Peshawar
  187. Carla Power, journalist, author If the Oceans Were Ink, London
  188. Celine D’Cruz, social worker, Beijing/Mumbai
  189. Celine Mary, consultant, Doha
  190. Celina John, filmmaker, Mumbai
  191. Chaudhry Latif Akbar, President Peoples Party, Azad Jammu and Kashmir
  192. Dr. Chaman Lal, author, researcher on Bhagat Singh, retired professor, Ludhiana
  193. Charanya R, artist, Bengaluru
  194. Chintan Girish Modi, peace educator, writer and researcher, Mumbai
  195. Christophe Jaffrelot, research scholar, Paris
  196. Cynthia Stephen, independent media person and researcher; Founder, TEDS Trust, Bangalore
  197. Danial Noorani, Founder, The Citizens Foundation, USA
  198. Darryl D’Monte, environmentalist journalist, Mumbai
  199. David Alesworth, artist, educator, Bristol/Lahore
  200. David Barsamian, Director, Alternative Radio, Boulder, CO
  201. Deep Kanakia, sustainability crusader, Mumbai
  202. Deepa Watsa, HR consultant, Mumbai
  203. Deepak Joshi, public servant, Melbourne, Australia
  204. Deepak Kathuria, Association of Peoples of Asia
  205. Deepak Nahar, Past National President, JCI India
  206. Deepesh C, Assistant Professor, Chennai
  207. Devang Shah, international law and diplomacy student, Vadodara, Gujarat
  208. Devashish Makhija, filmmaker, poet, artist, author, Mumbai
  209. Devika Mittal, research student and convener (India) Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Delhi
  210. Dr. Dhananjay Tripathi, assistant professor, South Asian University, New Delhi
  211. Dhruva Narayan, Managing Editor, Daanish Books, Delhi
  212. Diep Saeeda, peace activist, Lahore
  213. Dileep Rao, anti-war citizen, New Delhi
  214. Dilip D’Souza, writer, Bombay
  215. Dilrukshi Handunnetti, journalist and lawyer, Sri Lanka
  216. Dipak Dholakia, social activist, New Delhi
  217. Dolly Thakore, actor, Mumbai
  218. Dunu Roy, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University
  219. E. P. Menon, Director, India Development Foundation, Bangalore
  220. Ellia Khan, Officiating Director, PeaceNiche | T2F, Karachi
  221. Ellora Puri, professor, Univ. of Jammu, Jammu
  222. Elsa D’Silva, Founder and CEO, Red Dot Foundation, Mumbai
  223. Ershad Mahmud, Executive Director, Center for Peace, Development and Reforms, Rawalakot
  224. Ezabir Ali, women’s rights activist, Srinagar
  225. Fahim Siddiqui, technology entrepreneur, Boston
  226. Fahmida Riaz, poet, Karachi
  227. Faisal Buzdar, development consultant, Islamabad
  228. Faiza Ahmed, artist, Karachi
  229. Faiza Butt, artist, London
  230. Faiza Hayat, student, Karachi
  231. Faizan Lakhani, journalist, Karachi
  232. Fakhar-e-Abbas, law student/activist, Mehrabpur, Sindh
  233. Farooq Shah, Managing Editor, Kashmir Observer
  234. Dr. Farida Batool, Head of Visual Arts National College of Arts, Lahore
  235. Fauzia Shahid, content editor PTV, Islamabad
  236. Faredoon Bhujwala, freelance corporate trainer, British Council and various other corporates, Mumbai
  237. Fareeda Tahir, Program Officer, SPO, Karachi
  238. Farhana Kanwal, development professional, Chitral/Islamabad
  239. Farida Nekzad, journalist; president, South Asian Women in Media (SAWM), Kabul
  240. Farieha Aziz, journalist, Karachi
  241. Farooq Tariq, Spokesperson, Awami Workers Party
  242. Faseeh Bari Khan, writer, Lahore
  243. Fasih Ehsan, artist , project manager, New York
  244. Fatima Mehta, ceramic artist, Mumbai
  245. Fauzia Ansari, teacher, mother of Indian prisoner in Pakistan Hamid Ansari, Mumbai
  246. Fawzia Naqvi, Impact Investments, New York
  247. Fazal Khan, teacher, activist, Loralai, Balochistan
  248. Fazil Jamili, journalist, Karachi
  249. Feroza Batool, PhD Scholar Gender Studies, Lahore
  250. Fida Hussain, teacher, activist, Pano Aqil, Sukkur
  251. Fozia Yasmin, singer, Lahore
  252. Furhan Hussain, researcher and trainer, Islamabad
  253. G. Sundarrajan, environmental activist, Chennai
  254. Gagan Sethi, activist, Ahmadabad
  255. Dr. Garimella Subramaniam, Deputy Editor The Hindu, Chennai, India
  256. Gauhar Raza, scientist, poet, filmmaker, Delhi
  257. Gautam Babbar, international civil servant, UN, Vienna
  258. Gayatri Chawla, poet, educator, Mumbai
  259. Geeta Seshu, journalist, India
  260. Geetha Durairajan, Professor, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
  261. Ghulam Hussain, visual artist, Lahore
  262. Girish Karnad, playwright/filmmaker/actor, Bangalore
  263. Gita Sahgal, Centre for Secular Space, London
  264. Gita Subramaniam, translator, Bangalore
  265. Githa Hariharan, writer, Delhi
  266. Gurbir Singh, journalist, Mumbai
  267. Gul Panah, rights activist, Karachi
  268. Gulan Kripalani, Transformational Leadership Facilitator, Kolkata
  269. Gulzar, poet, lyricist and filmmaker, Mumbai
  270. Gurmehar Kaur, student, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
  271. Dr Gurveen Kaur, educator, Secretary, Centre for Learning, Secunderabad, India
  272. Hajra Haider, curator, Karachi
  273. Hameed-ul-Mehdi, Team Leader, Community Development and Entrepreneurship Foundation, Quetta
  274. Hamid Mir, journalist, Pakistan
  275. Hamida Amanat, social worker, New Jersey, USA
  276. Hani Baloch, activist, Karachi
  277. Hansa Pardiwala, social entrepreneur, Mumbai
  278. Col Harbhajan Singh, India-Pakistan Soldiers’ Initiative for Peace, India
  279. Dr Hari Desai, PhD, Sardar Patel Research Institute, Ahmedabad
  280. Harnidh Kaur, policy professional and poet, Mumbai
  281. Haroon Baloch, activist, Islamabad
  282. Haroon Khalid, author, Islamabad
  283. Haris Gazdar, economist, Karachi
  284. Haris Kidwai, Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy, New Delhi
  285. Harris Khalique, poet and essayist, Islamabad
  286. Harris Khan, actor, Karachi
  287. Harsh Desai, Campus Head, Thadomal Shahani Centre for Media and Communication, Mumbai
  288. Harsh Kapoor, South Asia Citizen’s Web (sacw.net)
  289. Harsh Mander, writer, human rights and peace worker, Delhi
  290. Harsh Narayan, filmmaker and activist, Delhi
  291. Harshad Marathe, illustrator, India
  292. Harshdip Singh Dhillon, telecom specialist, India
  293. Hasil Bizenjo, President National Party (NP), Balochistan
  294. Hassan Fazal, student, Panjgoor
  295. Hema Badhwar Mehra, writer, editor, activist, India
  296. Hemant Divate, poet, Mumbai
  297. Hifsa Farooq, artist, Lahore
  298. Hilda Saeed, activist, member, Women’s Action Forum and Shirkat Gah
  299. Himali Dixit, anthropologist, Kathmandu, Nepal
  300. Hoori Noorani, activist, publisher, Karachi
  301. Huma Sheikh, writer/poet, Kashmir
  302. Humair Ali Usto, geologist, Karachi
  303. Gen. Humayun Bangash, Pakistan Army (rtd), President India Pakistan Soldiers’ Initiative (IPSI), Pakistan
  304. Humayun Bashir, former IBM  Country General Manager; Startups, Advisory, Board Governance
  305. Hurmat Ali Shah, Researcher, Multimedia Communications Systems Lab, University of Ulsan, South Korea.
  306. I. A. Rehman, journalist, activist, Lahore; Magsaysay Awardee for Peace 2004
  307. Ibrahim Malick, technology entrepreneur; former founder-editor South Asia Media Association, New York
  308. Ihsan Ahmed, auditor, Karachi
  309. Bishop Dr. Ijaz Inayat Masih, Karachi
  310. Dr Ilina Sen, academician, writer and peace activist, Mumbai
  311. Illiah, farmer, Badampet
  312. Ilma Iqbal, law student and team member, Aaghaz-e-Dosti
  313. Imran Aziz, businessman, Rawalpindi
  314. Imran Zahid, actor, Delhi
  315. Imrana Khera, philanthropist, Mumbai
  316. Imtiaz Ali, Deputy Speaker, Provincial Youth Assembly, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  317. Inder Salim, artist, New Delhi
  318. Inderjeet Parmar, professor of international politics, University of London
  319. Indira Bodani, Founder, The Gateway School of Mumbai
  320. Prof. Indra Munshi, sociologist, Mumbai
  321. Ira Anjali Anwar, writer and poet, Delhi
  322. Irfan Almani, social activist, Karachi
  323. Irfan Aslam, journalist, Lahore
  324. Irfan Engineer, Director, Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai, India
  325. Irfan Husain, columnist, Dawn, Pakistan
  326. Irfan Mufti, human rights and peace activist
  327. Irshu Bangash, filmmaker and media activist, Peshawar
  328. Ishaan Jajodia, Founder, The Mumbai Art Collective & Student, Dartmouth College
  329. Ishtiaq Ahmed, author, Professor Emeritus, Stockholm University
  330. Iqbal Alavi, Secretary, Tareekh Foundation
  331. Iqbal Latif, entrepreneur, Sukkur/Paris
  332. Jaishree Misra, author, Delhi
  333. Jamal Shah, artist, filmmaker, culture activist; currently DG, Pakistan National Council of Arts, Islamabad
  334. Jamuna Rangachari, writer and website in-charge, Life Positive magazine, Delhi
  335. Janhavi Acharekar, author, Mumbai
  336. Jasbir Jain, independent intellectual/professor emeritus/writer, Jaipur
  337. Jatin Desai, journalist, Mumbai
  338. Javed Gaya, international lawyer, Mumbai
  339. Javed Jabbar, Member, Senate Forum for Policy Research, former Federal Information Minister/Senator, Pakistan
  340. Jawhar Sircar, Chairman, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, former Union Culture Secretary, New Delhi
  341. Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, Magsaysay Awardee, former MLA, Hyderabad
  342. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, writer and musician, Bangalore
  343. Jayshree Murali, educator, VIDYA India, Mumbai
  344. Jean Dreze, economist, Ranchi, India
  345. Jayshree Shukla, concerned citizen, Delhi
  346. Jehangir Jani, artist, Mumbai
  347. Jerusha D’sa, educational freelancer, Mumbai
  348. Dr Jesrani Birma, doctor, activist, Karachi
  349. Jhansi Papudesi, freelance journalist, humanist, Bangalore
  350. Jharna Bannerji, writer, Pune
  351. Indian Navy Capt Joginder Singh, Jeolikote, Uttaranchal
  352. John Dayal, writer and activist, New Delhi
  353. Dr. John Kurrien, educator, Pune
  354. Julius John Alam, artist, Lahore
  355. Jyoti Malhotra, journalist, New Delhi
  356. Jyoti Punwani, journalist, Mumbai
  357. K. Satchidanandan, writer, Kerala
  358. K. N. Panikkar, historian, Trivandrum
  359. Dr. K. P. Jayasankar, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Mumbai
  360. K. R. Venugopal, IAS, Secretary to 3 Prime Ministers of India
  361. Kabeer Khurana, filmmaker, Mumbai
  362. Kalpana Sharma, independent journalist, Mumbai
  363. Kamal Chenoy, professor JNU, New Delhi
  364. Kamala Visweswaran, anthropologist, San Diego
  365. Kamayani Bali Mahabal, feminist and human rights activist, Mumbai, India
  366. Kami Chouhdry, trans rights activist, Executive Director Subrang Society, Karachi
  367. Kami Kidwai, management consultant, London
  368. Kamila Hyat, columnist, former newspaper editor, Lahore
  369. Kamla Bhasin, social activist, India
  370. Kamran Islam, Pakistan India Forum For Peace and Democracy, Pakistan
  371. Kanak Mani Dixit, journalist and writer, Nepal
  372. Kanwal Toor, entrepreneur and social activist, London/ Mumbai
  373. Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak, analyst, commentator on strategic and security issues
  374. Karamat Ali, Executive Director PILER, Secretary National Labour Council and Founding member PIPFPD, Karachi
  375. Dr. Karen Gabriel, Associate Professor, Dept. of English; Director, Centre for Gender, Culture and Social Processes, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
  376. Dr. Karunakar Trivedi, Chairperson, Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  377. Kausar Qasim, remedial education specialist, Karachi
  378. Kavita Krishnan, Secretary, All India Progressive Women’s Association
  379. Kavita Nandini Ramdas, independent consultant, Brooklyn, New York
  380. Kavita Srivastava, human rights worker, People’s Union for Civil Liberties
  381. Kedar Maddula, Wunderhaus Artists’ Getaway & Homestay, Pondicherry
  382. Keerti Ramachandra, editor/translator, Bangalore
  383. Kejal Savla, Program Lead at Community Connect Fellowship, The Blue Ribbon Movement, India
  384. Adv. Kenneth Joe Cleetus, Program Officer, Regional Centre of Expertise, Trivandrum
  385. Keshav Sharma, B.S. PPE Candidate, Northeastern University
  386. Khader Mohiuddin, Telugu poet, Vijayawada
  387. Khadija Mashood Mian, student, Lahore
  388. Khalid Hussain, filmmaker, Managing Editor, weekly Mirror Asia, Islamabad
  389. Khayam mushir, chartered  accountant, Islamabad
  390. Khuda Bux Abro, visual artist, Karachi
  391. Khushal Khan, ex-Central President National Youth Organisation (NYO) of the ANP, Islamabad
  392. Khusro Mumtaz, columnist/film critic, Karachi
  393. Kim Jurgensen, communications manager, South Africa
  394. Kiran Khan, academic, designer, Lahore
  395. Kirin Tellis, housewife, India
  396. Kirtana Kumar, actor/director, Infinite Souls Farm & Artists Retreat, Bangalore
  397. Kirthi Jayakumar, Founder, Red Elephant Foundation, Chennai
  398. Kishwar Naheed, poet, Islamabad
  399. Kokab Kaleem, housewife, Rabwah
  400. Konchadi Vasanth Pai, retd company executive, Bengaluru
  401. Krishna Menon, Professor, Gender Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  402. Kubra, women’s rights activist, Quetta
  403. Kuldeep Kumar, columnist and commentator, Delhi
  404. Kumar Ketkar, veteran journalist, Mumbai
  405. Admiral L. Ramdas, former Chief of Naval Staff and Magsaysay Awardee for Peace, India
  406. L. Shivakumar, Deccani Gorrela Mekala Pempakadarula Sangham, Narayankhed
  407. Laila Rehman, visual artist, academic, Lahore
  408. Lalarukh, Women’s Action Forum, Lahore
  409. Lalita Ramdas, peace activist, Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), Alibag, India
  410. Laraib Abid, Founder, Mashal, Lahore
  411. Laxmi Murthy, Consulting Editor, Himal Southasian, Bangalore
  412. Leena Dabiru, legal and development consultant, Delhi
  413. Leena Kejriwal, photographer, artist, activist, Kolkata
  414. Dr Lenin Raghuvanshi, Gwangju Laureate, Founder, Peoples’ Vigilance Council for Human Rights (PVCHR), Varanasi
  415. Lisa Pingle, gallerist, Pune
  416. M.G. Devasahayam, former IAS, writer, author and public activist, Chennai
  417. M. V. Ramana, Professor of Disarmament, Global and Human Security, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  418. M. Vikram, Dalit leader, Badampet
  419. Vice Admiral Madanjit Singh, former Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Indian Navy, Mumbai
  420. Madeeha Gauhar, Artistic Director, Ajoka Theatre, Lahore
  421. Madhulika Narasimhan, research and communications professional and core member Aaghaz-e-Dosti
  422. Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal, theatre director/producer, Mumbai
  423. Maham Ali, freelance consultant, Islamabad
  424. Mahesh Bhatt, film producer, India
  425. Gen (retd) Mahmud Durrani, former Pakistan ambassador to the USA and former national security adviser, Pakistan
  426. Mahmud Jafari, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Boston
  427. Mahmud Ul Hassan Jaffri, visual communication designer, Lahore
  428. Mahrosh Hussain, student, Forman Christian College University, Lahore
  429. Mahrukh Malik, artist, Lahore
  430. Mahvish, student, Lucknow
  431. Maimoona Abbas Mollah, All India Democratic Women’s Association, Delhi
  432. Malathi, teacher, Good Earth, Bangalore
  433. Malik Siraj Akbar, Editor-in-Chief The Baloch Hal, Washington D.C.
  434. Malini Akerkar, interior designer/artist, Mumbai
  435. Dr Mallika Ramdas, educator, New York
  436. Manan Kashyap, photographer and writer, India
  437. Mani Shankar Aiyar, peace activist, writer, former parliamentarian, Delhi
  438. Manisha Gera Baswani, artist, photographer, Gurgaon
  439. Manisha Gupte, PIPFPD, Pune
  440. Manjri Sewak, consultant, WISCOMP (Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace), Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH The Dalai Lama, New Delhi
  441. Mannika Chopra, journalist
  442. Manoj Mitta, journalist, author, Delhi
  443. Mansi Sharma, activist, Delhi
  444. Manvi Sinha, journalist, Ndtv, India
  445. Dr. Manzur Ejaz, journalist and punjab scholar, Fairfax, VA, USA
  446. Maria Harir, banking professional, Islamabad
  447. Maria Memon, journalist, Karachi
  448. Maria Patel, advertising and media professional, Pakistan
  449. Maria Bastos, Doctoral Researcher, University of Westminster, UK
  450. Marion Dry, Director, ClassACT HR 73 Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program, Boston, MA
  451. Mariyam Urooj, theatre artist, Karachi
  452. Marvi Sirmed, journalist, Daily Times, Islamabad
  453. Marwah Maqbool Malik, development practitioner, Research Assistant, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  454. Maroof Syed, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government (HKS)
  455. Marzia Hassan, social worker, psychotherapist, author, Toronto/Karachi
  456. Masood Khan, heritage professional, architect and planner
  457. Masooma Syed, artist, Lahore/Colombo
  458. Matthew Mattam, YouthAid Foundation, Pune
  459. Maya Mirchandani, journalist, India
  460. Mayank Bhatt, novelist, Toronto
  461. Mazhar Arif, journalist, activist, Islamabad
  462. Mazher Hussain, Executive Director, COVA,  India
  463. Meena Menon, journalist, Mumbai
  464. Meenakshi Chhabra, peace educator, Lesley University
  465. Meenakshi Chakraverti, writer, San Diego
  466. Meera Kumar, educationist, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
  467. Meher Marfatia, author, Mumbai
  468. Mehmal Sarfraz, journalist, Lahore
  469. Mehreen Hosain, environmental and social policy consultant, Islamabad/ London
  470. Mekaal Hasan, musician, Lahore
  471. Mekhala Krishnamurthy, academic, anthropologist, New Delhi, India
  472. Melanie P. Kumar, independent writer, Bangalore
  473. Menka Shivdasani, poet, Mumbai
  474. Merry Barua, Director, Action for Autism, New Delhi
  475. Mihir Vatsa, poet and heritage archivist, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India
  476. Milind Champanerkar, writer, Pune
  477. Minahil Mehdi, teacher, minority rights activist, Founder of HumAahang, Lahore
  478. Mira Hashmi, actor, film critic,  educator, Lahore
  479. Miriam Chandy Menacherry, filmmaker, Mumbai
  480. Mithu Sen, artist, New Delhi
  481. Mitu Varma, Director, Film Southasia
  482. Mohd Afroj, research scholar, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  483. Mohammad Ali Shah, activist, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum, Karachi
  484. Mohammad Jibran Nasir, Never Forget Pakistan, lawyer
  485. Mohammad Shoaib, Aariz Media
  486. Mohammad Tahseen, ED, South Asia Partnership Pakistan & Convenor, Pakistan Civil Society Forum
  487. Prof. Dr Mohammad Taqi, academic, physician, Peshawar/Florida
  488. Mohammad Zakiuddin Mahdi, research scholar, Uttarakhand Technical University
  489. Mohini Giri, chairperson, War Widows Association, New Delhi
  490. Mohiuddin Ahmad, writer, researcher, activist, former professor in Seoul, founder member, Community Development Library, Bangladesh
  491. Mohsin Hamid, writer
  492. Dr. Mona Kazim Shah, founder, Project Pakistan, journalist and human rights activist, Dallas
  493. Moniza Inam, journalist, Executive Director, WAF, Karachi
  494. Monojit Lahiri, writer, Kolkata
  495. Motika Anand, Chicago
  496. Dr Mubarak Ali, historian, Lahore
  497. Dr Mubashir Hasan, former finance minister, founder member PIPFPD, Lahore
  498. Mubashir Zaidi, journalist, Dawn News, Karachi
  499. Muhammad Al-Helal, M.Phil Researcher on Sub-Regional Cooperation in South Asia under the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka
  500. Muhammed Anwaar uddin, actor, Karachi
  501. Muhammad Haris Sodher, student/activist, Tando Allahyar, Sindh
  502. Muhammad Naeem Salim, student, Quetta
  503. Muhammad Saheto, banker, activist, Larkana
  504. Muhammad Salman Khan, blogger/social worker, Karachi
  505. Mujeeba Batool, freelance consultant, Islamabad
  506. Mukesh Arora, financial consultant, Meerut
  507. Mukunda Kattel, Director, Forum Asia, Kathmandu
  508. Munizae Jahangir, Aaj TV anchor and executive producer, Pakistan
  509. Murad Futehally, industrialist, Alibaug
  510. Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, Coordinator, Swarajpeeth Trust (Kashmir Chapter) & Founding Trustee, Inspire Me Foundation
  511. Mustafa Samdani, poet, Lahore/Cambridge MA
  512. N. D. Jayaprakash, social activist, Delhi
  513. N. D. Pancholi, General Secretary, Citizens For Democracy, India
  514. N. Jayaram, independent journalist, Bangalore
  515. 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!”
  516. N. Madhusudan, theatre activist, Hyderabad, India
  517. Nadeem Anthony, activist, Lahore
  518. Dr. Naazir Mahmood, educationist and writer, Islamabad
  519. Nadeem Bashir, visual communication design professional, academic, Lahore/Adelaide
  520. Nadeem Khalid, activist, businessman, Karachi
  521. Nadhra Shahbaz Khan, Assistant Professor (Art History), Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore
  522. Lt Col (retd) Nadir Ali, Punjabi writer, Lahore
  523. Nadra Huma Quraishi, Manager Professional Development, educationist, Karachi
  524. Nadir Cheema, academic SOAS, Fellow Bloomsbury, UK/Pakistan
  525. Naeema Masood, housewife, Dhirkot, Azad Jammu Kashmir
  526. Najam Sethi, Editor, The Friday Times, Lahore
  527. Najiba Ayubi, journalist, Killid Group, Afghanistan
  528. Nalini Taneja, academician, Delhi
  529. Nancy Adajania, art curator, Mumbai
  530. Nandita Das, actor and filmmaker, Mumbai
  531. Nandita Narain, President, Federation of Central Universities Teachers Associations, New Delhi
  532. Nandu Kamath, General Manager, Gallerie Publishers, Mumbai
  533. Commander Narender Chandola, Engineer and Management Professional from IIT Delhi & IIM Indore, Ex defence officer/Joint Director, Ministry of Defence, Greater Noida (UP), India
  534. Naseer Memon, activist, Islamabad
  535. Naseeruddin Shah, actor, Mumbai
  536. Nasim Zehra, journalist, teacher, TV anchor, Islamabad
  537. Nasima Karim, Co-founder and Focal Point Central Asia at Here We Are, Kyrgyz Republic
  538. Prof. Nasreen, Karachi University professor, General History Dept, Karachi
  539. Natasha Javed, Partnership Officer, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, New York/Lahore
  540. Naved Aslam, actor, Mumbai
  541. Dr Naveed Baloch, pharmacist, activist, Khuzdar
  542. Naveen Kishore, publisher, Kolkata
  543. Navjot Altaf, artist, Mumbai
  544. Nayantara Sahgal, writer, India
  545. Dr. Nazir Mahmood, educationist and writer, Islamabad
  546. Neelima Sharma, Nishant Natya March and activist, Delhi
  547. Neena Gopal, Resident Editor, Deccan Chronicle, Bangalore
  548. Neeta Mohindra, actor, Mumbai
  549. Nidhi Iyer, freelance photographer, writer, Kolkata
  550. Nidhi Razdan, journalist, India
  551. Nighat Dad, lawyer and activist, Lahore
  552. Nighat Said Khan, Women’s Action Forum Lahore, Founder Member PIFPD
  553. Niharika Awasthi, development communication professional, BBC Media Action, Delhi
  554. Niilofur Farrukh, independent art critic/curator, Karachi
  555. Niketan, software professional, Mumbai
  556. Nileshwar Narayan, student, Patna, India
  557. Nilofar Afridi Qazi, public policy specialist and film maker, Islamabad
  558. Nilova Roychaudhury, journalist, New Delhi
  559. Nita Luthria, head of junior school, BIS, Mumbai
  560. Nitya Jacob, author, New Delhi
  561. Nityanand Jayaraman, writer, social activist, Chennai
  562. Nivedita Jha, freelance journalist, India
  563. Nirupama Subramanian, journalist
  564. Noam Chomsky, institute professor (retired), MIT, Cambridge, MA
  565. Noman Quadri, lawyer, accountant, activist, Karachi
  566. Noorjehan Bilgrami, artist, Karachi
  567. Nusrat Jamil, COO Latitude PR; feminist, peace & rights activist; Director, Lahore Literary Festival; activist, Lahore
  568. Nuzhat Shirin, law student, member WAF, Karachi
  569. Omang Agarwal, Asia Coordinator, Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network, Delhi
  570. Omar Abdullah, Working President, J&K National Conference
  571. Omar Ali MD, associate professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  572. Dr. Osama Siddique, legal scholar, Lahore
  573. Ovais Sultan Khan, social activist, Delhi
  574. P Somi Reddy, youth leader, Adivasi Society, E. Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
  575. Padmini Mirchandani, publisher, Mumbai
  576. Pamela Philipose, Public Editor, The Wire, New Delhi
  577. Panchaksharam, fairtrade, Chennai
  578. Parag Shah, Communications Coordinator, Asia Plateau, Panchgani
  579. Pari Khan, counsellor, London
  580. Paronjoy Guha Thakurta, author, editor of Economic & Political Weekly, Mumbai
  581. Parshu Narayanan, advertising professional, Gurgaon
  582. Dr. Partha Banerjee, human rights activist, educator, and writer, Kolkatta/New York
  583. Parvana Noorani, business person, Mumbai
  584. Pawan Bali, journalist and filmmaker, India
  585. Peddalu, student, Nagar Karnool
  586. Dr Pervez Hoodhboy, physicist and teacher, Islamabad
  587. Pervez Majeed, journalist, Srinagar, Kashmir
  588. Pervin Sanghvi, development communications consultant, Mumbai
  589. Poile Sengupta, writer, Bangalore
  590. Pooja, youth organiser, Shaheen, Hyderabad
  591. Poorvi Parekh, classical vocalist, Mumbai
  592. Prabhat Patnaik, Professor Emeritus, JNU, New Delhi
  593. Prabodh Parekh, poet, educator, Mumbai
  594. Pramilla Malick, environmental activist, New York
  595. Prataap, student, Srikakulam
  596. Praveen Singh, convener for Milne Do and Students Right to Accommodation, Delhi
  597. Preeti Krishnamurthy, development professional, Mumbai
  598. Prem Shankar Jha, journalist, columnist, India
  599. Prerna Gupta, student, Mumbai
  600. Priya Sarukkai, poet, Pune
  601. Priyanca Vaishnav, Lead, Content and Communications, IES Entrepreneurship Foundation
  602. Priyankaa Vir, publisher, Hyderabad
  603. Puja Anand, educator in rural Himachal Pradesh, India “So proud of this initiative. All for it. It resonates completely with my thoughts”.
  604. Qandeel Fatima, banker, Lahore
  605. Qasim Jaffri, member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Lahore
  606. Qurat Mirza, Chief Project Coordinator, SPO, Member WAF, Karachi
  607. Qurat-ul Ain, Lee Kuan Yew Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  608. R. Sriram, corporate consultant, Bangalore
  609. Commander R.V. Singh, retired Indian Navy official, Delhi
  610. Rabbi Shergill, singer, lyricist, New Delhi
  611. Rabeya Jalil, visual artist, educator, Lahore
  612. Rabeea Arif, Head of Graphic Design, University of Karachi
  613. Rachana Johri, Professor, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  614. Radha Bheel, ED, Radha org, and Chairperson, Dalit Sujag Tahreek, Mirpurkhas
  615. Radhi Parekh, Founder Director, ARTISANS’ Gallery, Mumbai
  616. Radhika Nair, student intern, Noida
  617. Raell Padamsee, theatre director/producer, Mumbai
  618. Rafia Gulani, activist, Shahdadpur
  619. Rafeeq Ellias, photographer and filmmaker, Mumbai
  620. Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, Asst. Professor of English, University of Nevada, Reno
  621. Raheel Khursheed, Head of News Partnerships, South Asia & South East Asia at Twitter
  622. Raheem ul Haq, Senior Research Fellow at Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Forman Christian College, Lahore
  623. Rahul Baswani, educator, Gurgaon
  624. Rahul Reddy, student, geopolitical analyst, technologist, humanist
  625. Rahul Roy, filmmaker, Gurgaon
  626. Rahul Sahay, advocate, formerly with Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation, Delhi
  627. Raj Aaryan, poet/writer, New Delhi
  628. Raja Masood Akhtar, teacher, Dhirkot, Azad Jammu Kashmir
  629. Rajdeep Sardesai, Consulting Editor, India Today
  630. Rajinder Arora, designer, New Delhi
  631. Rajmohan Gandhi, writer, India
  632. Rajni Bakshi, journalist and author, Mumbai
  633. Rajni Bhagat, counsellor, Gurgaon
  634. Rakesh Sharma, filmmaker, Mumbai
  635. Raksha Kumar, multimedia journalist, Bangalore
  636. Ram Mohan Rai, advocate and peace activist
  637. Ram Puniyani, Center for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai
  638. Ramanjit Singh, IT professional, Bangalore
  639. Ramesh Oza, journalist, Mumbai
  640. Ramesh Yadav, activist, Amritsar
  641. Dr. Raminder Jit Singh, Founder and Director ‘THE – SARA’, Jammu
  642. Ramnik Mohan, Associate Professor (retd), social activist, Haryana
  643. Ramu Ramanathan, playwright/director, Mumbai
  644. Rani Wahidi, documentary journalist, Quetta
  645. Ranjan Palit, cinematographer/filmmaker, Kolkata
  646. Ranjit Deyal, entrepreneur, India
  647. Ranjit Kumar, journalist, Punjab Kesari group, New Delhi
  648. 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
  649. Rashid Mehmood, singer, activist, Karachi
  650. Rashida Dohad, Executive Director, Omar Asghar Khan Foundation, Islamabad
  651. Ratna Pathak Shah, actress, Mumbai
  652. Ravi Das Ranwa, activist, Karachi
  653. Ravi Kiran Jain, President PUCL, India
  654. Ravi Nair, South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, India
  655. Ravi Nitesh, peace activist, Founder, Aaghaz-e-Dosti
  656. Raza Ali Abidi, activist, Muzaffarabad
  657. Raza Khan, peace activist, Lahore
  658. Reza Said Khan, banker, Pakistan
  659. Raza Habib Raja, PhD student, Syracuse University, USA
  660. Raza Rumi, Editor Daily Times, Cornell University faculty
  661. Raza Rabbani, Chairman Senate, Pakistan
  662. Raza Syed, journalist, Awaaz Multimedia Group
  663. Razia Ismail, child rights activist, IACR, Delhi
  664. Reema Amin, educationist and peacenik, Lahore
  665. Rekha Rodwittiya, artist, Baroda
  666. Resham Sitara, student, Sialkot
  667. Revathi Siva Kumar, writer and journalist, Bangalore
  668. Richa Puranesh, concerned citizen, Mumbai
  669. Rimsha Siddiqi, Assistant Speech Therapist, Karachi
  670. Risham Syed, artist, Lahore
  671. Rita Manchanda, writer, activist, Delhi
  672. Ritika Chokhani, therapist, Ummeed Child Development Centre, Mumbai
  673. Ritu Dewan, President, Indian Association for Women’s Studies, Mumbai
  674. Rochelle Potkar, fiction writer, poet, Mumbai
  675. Rohma Khan, textile designer, Lahore
  676. Romila Thapar, historian, Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  677. Ruby Chishti, artist, New York
  678. Ruchhita Kazaria, advertiser, Kolkata
  679. Rukhshanda Naz, activist, Peshawar
  680. Rumana Husain, artist, Karachi
  681. Rustam Vania, Academic Dean, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
  682. S. Anandarao, Adivasi youth leader, Adivasi Aikya Vedika, Murthimamuguda
  683. S.G. Vasudev, artist, Bangalore
  684. Dr. S. Haroon Ahmed, President, Pakistan Association of Mental Health, Karachi
  685. S. M. Naseem, development economist, retired professor QAU, Islamabad
  686. Saamia Vine, artist, Lahore
  687. Saba Dewan, independent documentary filmmaker, Gurgaon
  688. Saba Hamid, actor, Karachi
  689. Saba Khan visual artist, educator, Lahore
  690. Saba Qizilbash, artist, Dubai
  691. Sabahat Javed, motivational speaker/trainer, Abbotabad
  692. Sabina Gillani, artist, Paris
  693. Sachin Karne, artist, Baroda, India
  694. Sadaf Chughtai, designer, photographer, Lahore
  695. Sadanand Menon, writer/pedagogue, Chennai
  696. Saddam Hussain, student/peace activist, Khuzdar
  697. Saeed Ahmed Rid, Assistant Professor, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
  698. Safeer-Ul-Hasnain, banker/activist, Karachi
  699. Safia Bokhari, peace activist, Lahore
  700. Sagarika Ghose, Consulting Editor, Times of India
  701. Dr Sagari Radhika Ramdas, veterinary scientist, Food Sovereignty Alliance, Hyderabad, India
  702. Sahar Alamgir, student and development professional, Islamabad/London
  703. Sahr Bashir, jewellry designer, associate professor, Lahore/Adelaide
  704. Dr Saif Mahmood Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Founder, South Asian Alliance for Literature, Art and Culture
  705. Saif Samejo, musician/vocalist at The Sketches; producer, Lahooti Live Sessions, Jamshoro, Sindh
  706. Saiful Huq Omi, photographer, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  707. Dr Saima Firdoos, physician, Rawalpindi/Boston, former board member American Pakistani Physicians New England (APPNE)
  708. Saima Hayat, activist, Tehrik-e-Niswan, Karachi
  709. Saima Munawer, artist, London
  710. Sajid Hassan, student, Karachi
  711. Sajid Iqbal, research scholar, COMSATS University, Abbottabad
  712. Sajid Javed Afridi, social activist, Founder Of Young Leaders Forum, Khyber Agency, FATA
  713. Sajjad Ahmed Bhutto, politician, businessman, Karachi
  714. Sakuntala Narasimhan, journalist and musician, Bangalore
  715. Saleem Asmi, journalist, former editor Dawn, Pakistan
  716. Salima Hashmi, artist, educator, Lahore
  717. Salima Saleem, registered nurse, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
  718. Dr. Salman Ahmad, polio goodwill ambassador/Rotary international/SGTF, professor of Sufi music, Queens College; founding member of Junoon, USA
  719. Salman Anees Soz, economist, National Media Panelist, Congress Party
  720. Salman Rashid, author, photographer, Lahore
  721. Salonie Dua, student, University of Delhi
  722. Samal Shah, yoga instructor, Mumbai
  723. Saman Jafri, parliamentarian, Karachi
  724. Samana Malaika Raza, activist, Islamabad
  725. Samar Jodha, artist, educator, New Delhi
  726. Samarth Das, architect, Mumbai
  727. Sameer Dandekar, filmmaker, Mumbai
  728. Sameer Khan, social activist, Gilgit-Baltistan
  729. Samia Ahmad, teacher, Karachi
  730. Samiksha Raorane, Manager, Global Foundation, Mumbai
  731. Dr. Samina Ahmad, President, SSGWI; Manager, Junoon; Holistic Health expert, NY, USA
  732. Samina Ahmed, actor, producer, Karachi
  733. Dr Samina Iqbal, artist, art historian, Lahore
  734. Samina Rahman, educationalist/human rights activist, Lahore
  735. Samir Gupta, IT professional
  736. Sana Gulzar, Chairperson, Chapirchal, Peshawar
  737. Sanna Ejaz, peace activist/journalist, Peshawar
  738. Sanna Palsule, behavioral scientist, Cambridge/Mumbai
  739. Sandeep Choubey, physicist, Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University
  740. Sandeep Pandey, teacher and social activist, Socialist Party, India; Magsaysay Awardee 2002
  741. Sanjay Barot ‘Rakhdoo’, author of “Kashmir, The South Asian Panacea”, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  742. Sanjay Kak, filmmaker and activist, New Delhi
  743. Sanjay Kapoor, Editor, Hardnews Magazine
  744. Sanjay Kumar, associate professor of physics, St. Stephens’s College, University of Delhi
  745. Dr. Sanjay Nagral, surgeon, author, Mumbai
  746. Sanjay Nahar, author, activist, Pune
  747. Sanjay Rajoura, stand up comic, Delhi
  748. Sanjiv Bhatt IPS, ex-Indian Police Service Officer, Ahmedabad, India
  749. Sanober Nazir, peace activist, Islamabad
  750. Saqib-Ul-Hasnain, student, activist, Larkana
  751. Sarah Ahmed, artist, USA
  752. Sarah Riaz Awan, Core Member, Hum Sub Aik Hain
  753. Sarica Palsule, university graduate, Cambridge, UK
  754. Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, filmmaker, actor, Lahore
  755. Saroj Nagi, freelance journalist, New Delhi
  756. Saroj Razdan, journalist, India
  757. Sarojini, Adivasi youth leader, Vijayanagaram
  758. Sarwar Bari, activist, Islamabad
  759. Dr Saraswathy Ganapathy, doctor/community health activist, Bangalore
  760. Satish Gupta, artist, New Delhi
  761. Satish Mishra, journalist, New Delhi
  762. Satyapaul, Secretary General, South Asian Fraternity
  763. Saumya Aggarwal, Co-founder, Youth for Peace International, Delhi
  764. Saumya Balsari, author, Cambridge, UK
  765. Saurav Jaiswal, entrepreneur, Kolkata
  766. Sawera Nazir, student, Islamabad
  767. Seema Anil Sehgal, peace singer, also known as ‘Bulbul e Kashmir’, Jammu/Mumbai
  768. Seema Guha, journalist, New Delhi
  769. Seema Mohan, sales and marketing professional, Hyderabad
  770. Seema Mustafa, Editor, The Citizen, Delhi
  771. Seema Rana, rights activist, Karachi
  772. Seema Sheikh, member Womens Action Forum, Karachi
  773. Seema Tyagi, physician and educator, Meerut
  774. Sehba Farooqui, Democratic Human Rights Network, Delhi
  775. Sehba Sarwar, independent writer/Artistic Director, Voices Breaking Boundaries, Pasadena CA/Karachi
  776. Sehyr Mirza, independent journalist, Lahore
  777. Sevanti Ninan, journalist, New Delhi
  778. Shabana Arif, activist, Islamabad
  779. Shabana Nasim, lawyer/activist, Lahore
  780. Shabnam Hashmi, social activist, Delhi
  781. Shaheryar Azhar, retired international banker; moderator and editor The Forum political blog, Karachi
  782. Shahida Afzal, activist, Quetta
  783. Shahnaz Bashir, academic and novelist, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
  784. Shahvaar Ali Khan, actor, writer, musician, adman, Lahore
  785. Shahzad Ahmad, activist, Islamabad
  786. Shamin Gulzar, Chairperson, Umeed Partnership Pakistan, Lahore
  787. Shamina Talayerkhan, designer, New York
  788. Shamsul Islam, scholar, peace activist, Delhi
  789. Sharmistha Ray, artist, Mumbai/New York
  790. Shandana Khan, CEO Rural Support Programmes Network, Islamabad
  791. Dr. Sharifa Vijaliwala, associate professor and head of Department of Gujarati, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat
  792. Shashi Deshpande, writer, Bangalore
  793. Shastri Ramachandaran, independent journalist and international publications consultant, India
  794. Shazia Hasan, Empowering The Differently Abled Persons, Karachi
  795. Sheba Chhachhi, artist, New Delhi
  796. Sheema Kermani, activist, Director Tehrik-e-Niswan
  797. Sheen Farrukh, writer, journalist, Editor, Inter Press Communication, Karachi
  798. Sheharyar Rizwan, journalist, Lahore
  799. Shehnaz Ismail, Professor Emeritus, Indus Valley School of Art and Design, Karachi
  800. Shehryar Sarwar, writer, Ottawa, Canada
  801. Air Vice Marshal (retd) Shehzad Chaudhry, analyst, Islamabad
  802. Sheikh Manzoor, journalist, New Delhi
  803. Shilpa Gupta, artist, Mumbai
  804. Shiraz Hassan, journalist, Islamabad
  805. Shireen Aijaz, member, Women’s Action Forum, and journalist, Karachi
  806. Shireen Gandhi, gallerist, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
  807. Shireen Pasha, Berlin Bureau Chief, Dhaka Tribune, Germany
  808. Shivam Vij, journalist, Delhi
  809. Shoaib Hashmi, retired writer, director, educator, Lahore
  810. Shobhna Jain, journalist, New Delhi
  811. Shrenik Mutha, independent activist and poet, Pune
  812. Shreya Jani, Managing Trustee, STEP Trust, Delhi
  813. Shri Prakash, filmmaker, teacher, Ranchi, India
  814. Shruti Arora (Achesh), theater educator
  815. Shruti Ganapatye, The Asian Age, Mumbai
  816. Shruti Kedia, independent journalist, Bangalore
  817. Shubha Mudgal, artist, India
  818. Shubha Singh, columnist, New Delhi
  819. Shubhasini Chalam, entrepreneur, Bangalore
  820. Shujaat Bukhari, Editor-in-Chief, Rising Kashmir
  821. Shuma Raha, journalist, India
  822. Shweta Singh, educator, New Delhi
  823. Sibtain Naqvi, educationist, independent researcher and writer, Karachi
  824. Sibtay Hassan Haider, graduate student of Urban Planning and Gender, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
  825. Siddharth Narrain, legal researcher, Delhi
  826. Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor, TheWire.in
  827. Sido Deva, development professional, India
  828. Sidra Saeed, activist, Islamabad
  829. Simantini Dhuru, educationist and filmmaker, Mumbai
  830. Sini Nair, Educator, Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai
  831. Sitara Rafiq, M.Phil scholar, Gender and Development studies, Lahore
  832. Smeetha Bhowmik, artist, poet, Founder, Women Empowered, Mumbai
  833. Smita Crishna, social worker, Mumbai
  834. Smita Sahay, writer, poet and social entrepreneur, Accio Health, Mumbai
  835. Smruti Divate, publisher, Mumbai
  836. Sohail Abid, Founder, Folk Punjab, Lahore
  837. Sohail Malik, Cloud professional, IBM, Dallas, Texas
  838. Sonal Shah, concerned citizen, writer, Mumbai
  839. Sonali Huria, PhD student, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  840. Soonha Abro, writer, director, Zabaan Writers’ Collective, Karachi
  841. Soumya Dutta, convenor, Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha, India
  842. Sristhi Chauhan, Fellow, Teach for India, Delhi
  843. Steven Crabtree, land conservation volunteer, lived in Calcutta, Lahore and Karachi in the 1970s; Maine, USA
  844. Subhi Dhupar, Regional Coordinator, United Religions Initiative, New Delhi
  845. Subrat Kumar Behera, artist, Baroda
  846. Sudeep Sen, poet, New Delhi
  847. Sudha Ramachandran, independent researcher and journalist, Bangalore
  848. Sudhanshu Palsule, Leadership Consultant, academic at Cambridge, UK
  849. Sudheendra Kulkarni, Chairman, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai; author August Voices, calling for a Pakistan-India-Bangladesh confederation
  850. Maj. Gen. Sudhir Vombatkere, National Alliance of Peoples Movements (NAPM), Mysuru, India
  851. Suhaee Abro, performing artist, dancer, Italy/Karachi
  852. Suhasini Mulay, actress, Mumbai
  853. Sumaia Akbari, student at Bamyan University, working with GFA consultancy group as Monitoring & Evaluation Manager at Bamyan, Afghanistan
  854. Sumaira Ishfaq, activist, Jhelum
  855. Sumesh Sharma, curator, Mumbai
  856. Sumit Chakravartty, Editor, Mainstream, New Delhi
  857. Suneeta Dhar, activist, India
  858. Sunil Gawde, artist, Mumbai
  859. Sunil Shanbag, theatre director, Mumbai
  860. Sunit Arora, journalist, India
  861. Suraj Katra, photographer, Associate Communications, Teach For India
  862. Suraya Islam, Coordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Karachi
  863. Surendran Nair, artist, Baroda
  864. Suresh Bhat B, Dist President, Karnataka Communal Harmony Forum, Mangalaru, Karnataka
  865. Surinder Joginder Singh, Jeolikote, Uttaranchal
  866. Suroor Mander, advocate, New Delhi, India
  867. Sushobha Barve, Executive Secretary, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation, Delhi
  868. Suzanne Merwanji, production designer, Mumbai
  869. Swara Bhaskar, actor, Mumbai
  870. Swarna Rajagopalan, independent scholar and Managing Trustee, Prajnya, Chennai
  871. Swati Bhattacharjee, journalist, Kolkata
  872. Swati Sharan, writer/publisher, Hamilton, Canada
  873. Syeda Hameed, writer, activist, former member of Planning Commission and National Women Commission, former chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Delhi
  874. Syed Abdul Latif, businessman, Rabwah
  875. Syed Atif Ali, drama writer, director, Karachi
  876. Syed Farid Maharaj, Gaddi Nashin, Dargah Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif
  877. Syed Ghazanfar Abbas, Correspondent, India Tomorrow News
  878. Syed Harir Shah, disaster management practitioner, Chitral
  879. Syed Jarrar Shah, business professional, Lahore
  880. Syed Khawar Latif, student and peace activist, Rabwah
  881. Syed Mudassir Shah, student, Haleem Campus School, Lahore
  882. Syeda Afshana, columnist and media teacher, Srinagar
  883. Dr Syeda Hameed, Founder and Present Chair Muslim Women’s Forum, New Delhi, India
  884. Syeda Jasmine Jaffer, homemaker, Karachi
  885. Syeda Shiwal Raza, student, University of the Punjab, Lahore
  886. T. M. Krishna, musician, writer/author, public speaker, Magsaysay Awardee, Chennai
  887. T. R. Raghunandan, co-Founder, Avantika Foundation, consultant on decentralised public governance, anti-corruption and heritage preservation, Bangalore
  888. Taimur ul Kamal, activist, Peshawar
  889. Dr. Taimur Rahman, Laal music band, Assistant Professor LUMS, Lahore
  890. Talat Rahim, writer, Karachi
  891. 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.”
  892. Talha Rathore, artist, New York
  893. Tanuja, event planner, Bangalore
  894. Tanveer Jahan, activist, Lahore
  895. Tanvir Masood, filmmaker, former producer with PTV Lahore
  896. Tapan Kumar Bose, Secretary General, South Asia Forum for Human Rights
  897. Tanzeela Mazhar, journalist, Pakistan
  898. Dr Tariq Rahman, Dean School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences/Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
  899. Tarique Hussain, lecturer, Nawabshah
  900. Tarun Tahiliani, fashion designer, New Delhi
  901. Tayyaba Hasan, Professor, Harvard Medical School
  902. Gen. Tej Kaul, Executive President, India Pakistan Soldiers Initiative for Peace (IPSI), India
  903. Tishani Doshi, poet, novelist, dancer, Chennai
  904. Tripta Wahi, social activist and retd Associate Professor, University of Delhi
  905. Tulika Bathija, educator, Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai
  906. Tulsi Vatsal, writer, Mumbai
  907. Tunty Chauhan, Director, Threshold Gallery, New Delhi
  908. SP Udaya Kumar, activist, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
  909. Uma Chakravarti, historian, academician and filmmaker, Delhi
  910. Uma Sudhir, Resident Editor, NDTV
  911. Umair Faizullah Bangash, Associate Professor, Visual Communication Design Lahore
  912. Umair Vahidy, Dil Say Pakistan
  913. Umar Azad, blogger, Larkana
  914. Umber Khairi, Producer, BBC
  915. Umer Abdur Rehman Janjua, columnist and author, Islamabad
  916. Umer Ali, journalist, Islamabad
  917. Umer Farooq, student, Lahore
  918. Urvashi Butalia, Director, Zubaan Publishers Pvt Ltd
  919. Urwah Sultana, Voice Society for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons, Lahore
  920. Usha Balakrishnan, cultural capital consultant, Mumbai
  921. Usha Gawde, art practitioner, Mumbai
  922. Usha Iyer, archivist, Mumbai
  923. Usha K.R., writer, Bangalore
  924. Usha Raman, Professor, University of Hyderabad, India
  925. Usha Ramaswamy, writer, Bangalore
  926. Uzma Noorani, activist, Co-Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Karachi
  927. V.R. Srikrupa, youth leader, Food Sovereignty Alliance, Hyderabad
  928. Vaasanthi Sundaram, author/journalist, Delhi
  929. Vaibhav Arora, marketing professional, Delhi
  930. Vaishali Patil, activist, Raigad, India
  931. Vaishali Jethava, Program Coordinator, The Blue Ribbon Movement, India
  932. Vaishnavi, writer and filmmaker, Founder, Women Making Films India
  933. Valli Rao, writer, Bangalore
  934. Vani Rijhwani, environment research student, Delhi
  935. Vasanth Kannabiran, writer and activist, Hyderabad
  936. Vasaam Venkatesh, Adivasi entrepreneur, Warangal
  937. Vasvi Kejriwal, student, Queen Mary University, London
  938. Ved Pratap Vaidik, journalist and peace activist, New Delhi
  939. Veer Munshi, artist, New Delhi
  940. Veejay Sai, writer, culture critic, Delhi
  941. Veeresham, Kudali team, Badampet
  942. Vibhuti Narain Rai, former policeman and writer, India
  943. Vidya Kamat, artist, Mumbai
  944. Vijay Crishna, company director, Mumbai
  945. Vijay Deshpande Satara, Maharashtra State Freedom Fighters Successors Organisation and Indo-Pak Friendship Forum, Satara District
  946. Vijay Naik, Convenor, Indian Association of Foreign Affairs Correspondents, New Delhi
  947. Vijay Satokar, consultant, Press Trust of India, New Delhi
  948. Vinay Nagaraju, Edward S. Mason Fellow and MPA Candidate 2017, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  949. Vinayak Rajasekhar, Editor-in-Chief, paxpolitica.com
  950. Vineeta Pandey, The Pioneer newspaper, New Delhi
  951. Vinita Agrawal, author, Mumbai
  952. Vinod Sharma, Regional President, South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA), New Delhi
  953. Vinod Varshney, journalist, New Delhi
  954. Vinu Neg, housewife, India
  955. Vipul Rikhi, writer and singer, Bangalore
  956. Vipul Shaha, educator, Krishnamurti Foundation of India, Pune
  957. Viraj Singh, cinematographer, Mumbai
  958. Virginia Whiles, Art Historian, London
  959. Col. Virendra Sahai Verma, India-Pakistan Soldiers’ Initiative for Peace, India
  960. Vistasp Hodiwala, CCO and Co-Founder Underdog ad agency, Thane
  961. Wagma Feroz, Chairperson, Da Torsaro Saadar, Peshawar
  962. Waheed Ali Joyo, actor, Karachi
  963. Waheeda Mahesar, Director, SZABIST ZABTech, Member, WAF Karachi
  964. Wajid Shamsul Hassan, former Pakistani diplomat, London
  965. Waqas Halim, Director, Center for Technology in Education, Information Technology University, Lahore
  966. Waqas Khan, visual artist, Lahore
  967. Waqas Khwaja, Ellen Douglass Leyburn Professor of English, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
  968. Waseem Ahmed, auditor, Karachi
  969. Yaqoob Khan Bangash, Director, Centre for Governance and Policy, IT University, Lahore
  970. Yashvi Gada, student, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  971. Dr. Yasmeen Kazi, Professor of Paediatrics, Karachi
  972. Yasser Hashmi, educator, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore
  973. Yemuna Sunny, educationist, Hoshangabad
  974. Yogesh Mathuria, peace warrior, World School of Happiness, Pune
  975. Yousuf Saeed, filmmaker, writer, New Delhi
  976. Yuki Ellias, actor, Mumbai
  977. Yusuf Mehta, filmmaker, Mumbai
  978. Yuvraj Mohite, journalist, Mumbai
  979. Zafar Hai, filmmaker, Mumbai
  980. Zaheer Alam Kidvai, educator/new media analyst, Karachi
  981. Zahira Khattak, activist, Islamabad
  982. Zaibun Nisa Hussain, teacher, ACE International Academy, Rawalpindi
  983. Zain Alavi, Non-Executive Chairman, Muller and Phipps Pakistan Pvt Ltd
  984. Zakia Sarwar, teacher trainer, Founder Member, Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers
  985. Zaman Khan, journalist, activist, Faisalabad
  986. Zalla Khattak, freelance consultant, Islamabad
  987. Zar Ali Khan Afridi, Chairman, FATA Commission of Human Rights
  988. Zar Bano Kohyar, social worker, feminist, Karachi
  989. Zareen Khan, journalism student, Karachi
  990. Zarminae Ansari, architect, writer, publisher, Joy of Urdu, Karachi/Paris
  991. Zeeshan Majeed, entrepreneur, Kolkata
  992. Zehra Arshad, activist, Islamabad
  993. Zehra Shah, activist, Karachi
  994. Zia Ur Rehman, journalist, Karachi
  995. Zia Mian, physicist, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University, Princeton
  996. Ziad Zafar, journalist, Karachi
  997. Zohaib Karim, Co-founder and Lead Strategist at MentHub, Karachi
  998. Zohra Yusuf, Council Member, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Karachi
  999. Zoya Nazir, undergraduate student, Islamabad
  1000. Zulfiquar Rao, sociologist, OpEd writer at Daily Times, Pakistan
  1001. Zunaira Qayum Ali, student, Forman Christian College University, Lahore

For more names, please see this link.

 




134 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

      Reply
  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 …

    Reply
    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.

    Reply
    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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  55. Amjad Noorani

    Totally support and endorse the Aman initiative — and Resolution for peaceful relations between India and Pakistan.

    – Amjad Noorani, supporter of peace and education efforts (San Francisco)

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