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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




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