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




Another feather in MHB's cap Mekaal Hasan Band The Mekaal Hasan Band's recently released album Andholan is the first instance of such a joint Indo-Pak collaboration. It also features the band's first female voca .....more


The urge to express ourselves Gaurav Chavan and Ramsha Jahangir continue their online cross-border discussion. The earlier two installments of this conversation appeared on Sept. 3, and Sept. 24 .....more


TV shows help bridge divide between India, Pakistan By Deepak Dobhal

India and Pakistan's complex relationship has been marked by contrasting trends in recent weeks - a worsening of ties at the governm .....more


Binding Music After a sabbatical of five years and some inner restructuring, the Mekaal Hasan Band is all set to release its new album with a female lead vocalist.

By Same .....more


"I feel if music is honest and made with integrity, it has the power to touch and heal hearts." Trained Indian classical singer Sharmistha Chatterjee joins Pakistanís Mekaal Hasan Band as lead vocalist. The Sufi-rock band from Lahore becomes a cross-border collaboration as Sharmistha Chatterjee takes a place behind the mike in Meekal Hasan Band's line-up. Instep ca .....more


What this Nobel Peace Prize means to us Some comments from Aman ki Asha supporters on the joint award of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to an Indian and Pakistani

Lalita Ramdas:more

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