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




Indian lady dies of heart attack after seeing her brother after 16 yrs LAHORE: An Indian woman, who came to Pakistan to visit her brother after span of 16 years, has died after a heart attack.

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Gulzar's new Indo-Pak peace film Still from the film: Humanity has no borders "This is a beautiful film which I felt could help promote the peace initiative I was associated with, Aman ki Asha"
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BriefS Wanted: A problem-solving approach
Aman ki Asha is a wonderful initiative that is doing a great service," said Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan's ambassador to the .....more


Pakistan Expo in Mumbai Filmstar Poonam Dhillon at the Expo The Made in Pakistan Expo in Mumbai last week, MIPEM 2014, was a resounding success by all accounts. Participated in by a hundred Pakistani including leading brands in te .....more


"If not a joint cricket team, at least we can make music together" Mekaal Hasan Band: The new Indo-Pak line-up Pakistani guitarist Mekaal Hasan and flutist Muhammad Ahsan Papu, and Indian musicians Gino Banks, drummer, Sheldon D'Silva, bass, and vocalist Sharmistha Chatterjee a .....more


Sikh pilgrims cross over Wagah for Baisakhi LAHORE
A delegation of thousands of Sikh pilgrims arrived in Lahore via Wagah Border from Amritsar, India on Thursday to celebrate this year's Baisakhi Festival .....more

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