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



110 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.

    Reply
  2. Col NN Bhatia (Retd)

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

    Reply
  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.

    Reply
  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….

    Reply
  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.

    Reply
    1. Beena sarwar

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

      Reply
  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

      Reply
  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.

      Reply
  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

    Reply
    1. Beena sarwar

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

      Reply
  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.

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
  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

    Reply
  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

    Reply
  39. Akanksha Thakore-Srikrishnan

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

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

    Reply
  40. Zahid Makhdoom

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

    Reply
  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.

    Reply

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