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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




Indian dams on Chenab and Jhelum cannot cause floods in Pakistan - John Briscoe As some in Pakistan accused India of causing the current floods in the country, Aman ki Asha reached out to an internationally acclaimed water expert for an informe .....more


Pakistan-India relations remain susceptible to tensions arising from water issues. In dry times, some in Pakistan accuse India of "stealing" water, and when the monsoons strike, they accuse India of 'drowning Pakistan'. Experts agree: Need facts, not misperceptions In 2010, Aman ki Asha in collaboration with the Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation in New Delhi organised a conference on water-related issues between India and Pa .....more


Counter misperceptions, use water as a tool for cooperation, urge experts Khalid Mohtadullah and Ramaswamy Iyer: Need a joint approach to counter the growing water crisis Use water to build trust rather than tension, urged delegates at an Indo-Pak seminar

The closed-door round-table concluded after two days of informed .....more


To Delhi with love Satish Gujral: lighting the peace lamp; The Aalishan Pakistan Lifestyle Exhibition in New Delhi last week gave Pakistani designers a welcome exposure to the Indian market
By Rubia Mughees

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Solidarity in the face of adversity Modi and Sharif: The region needs dialogue and democracy. (Left) File photo. India and Pakistan's Prime Ministers reach out to each other, offering to help the flood-hit communities on the other side

With severe rain and flood .....more


Kolkata, Karachi: Exchange For Change With students in Kolkata: Swaleha Alam Shahzada, Executive Director, Citizens Archive of Pakistan With Kolkata on board, this initiative now connects over six thousand students from India and Pakistan through letter and postcard exchanges

The Citi .....more

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