http://change.org/milnedo. Please also share the petition with f">

Sign the Milne Do petition!


To sign the Aman ki Asha Milne Do petition urging governments to allow greater people-to-people contact please go to this direct link: http://change.org/milnedo. Please also share the petition with friends and family.

Online petition against visa restrictions



Prominent artists, writers, journalists, filmmakers and academics in India, Pakistan and around the world have signed the ongoing Aman ki Asha online petition against visa restrictions between India and Pakistan.

Prominent endorsements from India so far include screenwriter Shama Zaidi; cinematographer Anand K.V.; Manohar Elavarthi, political activist for the under-privileged; photographer and short filmmaker Aziz Sonawalla; award-winning documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan, Mumbai; Sasi K. P., award winning film director; journalist Ammu Joseph; Ritu Dewan, Professor, Center for Women's Studies/Gender Economics, Mumbai; film director Mahesh Bhatt; actor Nandita Das; actor Imran Zahid; journalists Annie Zaidi; publisher Bina Sarkar Ellias; activist Monica Wahi; Mazher Hussain of the Confederation of Voluntary Associations.

Prominent names from Pakistan include artist Salima Hashmi, former federal minister Dr Mubashir Hasan, human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir; lawyer and PPP Sindh minister Sharmila Faruqui; teacher trainer Zakia Sawar; human rights activist Uzma Noorani; art activist Niilofur Farrukh; activist Nadeem Anthony; women's rights activist Nasreen Azhar; Bishop Dr Ijaz Inayat; novelist Abdullah Hussein; journalist Hussain Naqi; social activist Dr Quratulain Bakhteari.

Besides India and Pakistan, signatures have come in from Australia, Canada, Brazil, Britain, the United States, Italy, for example, as peace lovers join in endorsing the petition.

Prominent signatories so far include the Iranian anthropologist Prof. Shahla Haeri of Boston University, Harvard Law School professor Jacqueline Bhabha, painter Anne McGhee who teaches at
Harvard, Canadian journalist Bill Schiller, and others.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012




"We are brothers and sisters,closer than friends" - Dr Sunil Jogi Dr Sunil Jogi: A leading humorous poet and head of the Hindustani Academy in India talks about his desire for peace between his country and Pakistan

By Raja Zahid A. Khanza .....more


Kabir in Lahore The four-day Kabir Festival in Lahore ending on Thursday features the acclaimed Kabir Project from India

A four-day long festival in Lahore celebrati .....more


'Turn disaster into opportunity' Nature knows no boundaries. File photo/PTI AJK civil society urges the governments of India and Pakistan to open LoC to send relief goods to Kashmir Valley

The governments of India and Pakist .....more


AMAN KI ASHA BOOKSHELF The peace process between India and Pakistan took off with Vajpai's offer of CBMs in October 2003 and initially showed a great promise. However, by spring 2006 there were .....more


Beyond the headlines Gaurav Chauhan and Ramsha Jahangir continue their online cross-border coffee table discussion. The first installment of this conversation was published in Aman ki A .....more


BRIEFS Reviving religious sites

Pakistan, home to numerous religious sites of Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs, has taken on the challenge of developing these as .....more

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