Pakistani, Indian citizens appeal: “Let’s talk peace”

Pakistani, Indian citizens appeal: “Let’s talk peace”
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's offering for Raksha Bandhan at Puri beach, Odisha, with the message urging India and Pakistan to "Stop Bullets, Be Friends"

Over 400 artists, writers, activists, academics, lawyers, businesspeople, journalists and students from Pakistan and India appeal to their governments, fellow citizens, politicians and media to strive for peaceful relations between the two countries

It started out as an admin note to members of the Aman ki Asha Facebook group, by volunteer moderator Samir Gupta on August 30, 2015. The pinned post he put up on the AKA group wall read:

“Peace or war?

As our governments and militaries lose their minds and continue to escalate this dangerous game of military conflict, it is the duty of all members of this group to stand together and demand peace in all fora available. We expect members to be responsible for peace and refrain from making provocative posts and comments. We expect you to be bipartisan”


Several group members commented there, expressing their support for the idea.

“Don’t let the leaders of the two countries do anything stupid like start a war. India and Pakistan are on the cusp of economic takeoff. A war will take them back to zero…” wrote journalist Ras Siddiqui.

Konchadi Vasanth Pai, an octogenarian moderator of the group based in Banglore agreed. “Yes, war is no solution. Easing of tension is the need of the hour. We should be very careful in what we post here. Provocative posts and photos only whip up hysteria and generate much heat and no light.”

“Peace,” commented prominent actor and director Rubina Ashraf “….and no more Pakistan hate movies pleeeaasssseeee!!”

Another group member, Tulika Bathija in Mumbai wrote: “I am just thinking aloud, can the people of India and Pakistan write an open letter to PM Modi and PM Nawaz Sharif to pay heed to the voices of Indians and Pakistanis and call for peace. Media and politicians are relentlessly threatening each other, boasting of their supremacy and military prowess. Why can’t the peace rhetoric occupy the attention of the masses and the media? That’s possible if we as two nations come together and say, ‘I’m an Indian and I don’t want to fight with Pakistan. I want to be friends. Let me be friends.’ ‘I’m a Pakistani and I don’t want to fight with India. I want to be friends, let me be friends’.”

“What good can come out of spewing hatred?” she added. “Let’s have a petition that gets noticed not just by the Indian/Pakistani media but the international media. I completely agree with Samir, it’s quite disheartening to find news related to war on Aman ki Asha. This is not the forum to discuss war. In order to combat the war cry, the peace chant needs to grow louder, noisier and consume the very consciousness of every Indian and every Pakistani. Let’s not give our government the satisfaction that we can be swayed into a sudden upsurge of ‘nationalism’. Let’s talk peace.”

“WE REFUSE TO BE ENEMY,” asserted businessman Parmod Pahwa in New Delhi.

Pakistani retiree Javed Iqbal in Islamabad commented: “War is no solution for both the countries. We are so (full of) emotions due to media and political hypes that we are all running after the guns, instead of looking for the rose. God forbid if we enter into any war, it will end into total destruction of both the countries. Only international military industrial complex, corporates including real estate developers will be the winner.”

“War can never be the solution to any problem,” added Anil Kumar from Hyderabad, India. “Only people to people contact can only bring peace as political leaders On both sides failed to do the same at this juncture. Hopefully by this platform we will achieve the same irrespective of political differences.”

From this exchange emerged the appeal by Pakistanis and Indians for peace, an open letter to our governments, fellow citizens, politicians and media. Within hours of the appeal being sent out by Aman ki Asha members to their personal networks, the statement garnered over 400 endorsements.

Prominent signatories include well known actors Nandita Das, Shabana Azmi, Rubina Ashraf and Saba Hamid, musicians Mekaal Hasan, Rahul Ram, Arieb Azhar, and Sharmistha Chatterjee, satirist Sanjay Rajoura, lawyer Asma Jahangir, artist Salima Hashmi, writer Fehmida Riaz, filmmakers Anand Patwardhan, Ammar Aziz and Aisha Gazdar as well as several respected academics, journalists, and members of the business community.

Following is the text of the statement and the signatories received within the first 24 hours. Meanwhile, more people are endorsing the statement. Are the governments listening?

Appeal by Pakistanis and Indians for peace: Open letter to governments, fellow citizens, politicians and media

As our governments, politicians and militaries continue to irresponsibly escalate a dangerous game of conflict with its ongoing human cost, we appeal to our fellow citizens to stand together and demand peace at all fora available.

We urge our fellow citizens to be responsible for peace and refrain from making provocative statements, or social media posts and comments.

We need peace, for the sake of over 1.5 billion people in our region. We need to resolve our differences and move towards progress; aggression has never solved any differences for anybody. Our entire history bears proof of this. Peace and talks to sort out issues is the only serious hope.

We pledge to remain bipartisan and invite others to take this approach and to lobby with their elected representatives for peace and dialogue between Pakistan and India

In solidarity and with hope,

Endorsed by artists, writers, activists, academics, lawyers, businesspeople and journalists – scroll down for the overwhelming response from students…

  1. Shabana Azmi

    Shabana Azmi

    I. A. Rehman, Secretary-General, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and Chair, Pakistan chapter, Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace & Democracy

  2. Nandita Das, actor, India
  3. Asma Jahangir, lawyer, Pakistan
  4. Amitabh Pande, Former Secretary to the Government of India, Delhi
  5. Nandita Das

    Nandita Das

    Mekaal Hasan, musician, Pakistan

  6. Shabana Azmi, actor, India
  7. Saba Hamid, actor, Karachi
  8. Dr Karen Gabriel, Associate Professor, Department of English, Director, Centre for Gender, Culture and Social Processes, St Stephen’s College, Delhi University
  9. Rubina Ashraf actor/director, Karachi. Pakistan
  10. Imran Zahid, actor, India
  11. Rubina Ashraf

    Rubina Ashraf

    Anand Patwardhan, documentary filmmaker, Mumbai

  12. Salima Hashmi, artist and teacher, Lahore, Pakistan
  13. Samir Gupta, businessman, Ghaziabad, India
  14. Beena Sarwar, journalist, writer, Editor, Aman ki Asha, Pakistan
  15. Jatin Desai, Mumbai, General Secretary, PIPFPD, India
  16. Dr. S. Haroon Ahmed, Professor Emeritus, President, Society for Secular Pakistan and Pakistan Association for Mental Health
  17. Sanjay Rajoura

    Sanjay Rajoura

    Sharmistha Chatterjee, vocalist, Mumbai, India

  18. Dilip Simeon, historian and writer, India
  19. Paromita Bardoloi. Writer. New Delhi. India
  20. Sameera Khan, Journalist/Writer, Mumbai
  21. Arieb Azhar, Musician, Islamabad
  22. Sanjay Rajoura, Television Host, India
  23. Rahul Ram, Singer, India
  24. Fahmida Riaz, writer, poet, Karachi
  25. Dilip D’Souza, writer, Bombay
  26. Nandini Sundar, Delhi University
  27. Mehmal Sarfraz, Journalist, Lahore, Pakistan
  28. Sheeba Aslam Fehmi, Editor, Mission, New Delhi
  29. Kuldeep Kumar, Journalist, Noida, India
  30. Anu Aga, Director, Thermax Limited. Pune
  31. Jean Dreze, Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Ranchi University, India
  32. videos_400x400

    Arieb Azhar

    Raza Rumi, The Friday Times, Pakistan

  33. Kavita Panjabi, Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  34. Shahzad Ahmad, Digital Rights Activist, Pakistan
  35. Urvashi Butalia, Zubaan Publishers, New Delhi
  36. Gul Bukhari, Columnist & human rights activist, TEPF, Lahore
  37. Parshu Narayanan, Founder & Creative Director, Left Hook, Gurgaon, India
  38. Mekaal Hasan

    Mekaal Hasan

    Marvi Sirmed, Columnist, human rights defender, The Nation, Islamabad

  39. Bina Sarkar Ellias, editor, publisher Gallerie, Mumbai
  40. Sheema Kermani, founder Tehrik-e-Niswan, Karachi, Pakistan
  41. Ravi Nitesh, Member, Aaghaz-e-Dosti, New Delhi
  42. Saeed Ahmed Rid, Faculty member, NIPS, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
  43. Saba Hamid,

    Saba Hamid

    Devika Mittal, Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Delhi

  44. Zohra Yusuf, HRCP, Karachi
  45. Parmod Pahwa, owner Somani International, New Delhi
  46. Yasir Ali, businessman, Islamabad, Pakistan
  47. Manisha Gupte, PIPFPD, Women’s Rights Activist, Pune
  48. Mona Kazim Shah/ Journalist, Physician, Human Rights activist, Student/ Dallas TX
  49. Rafeeq Ellias, Filmmaker, Mumbai, India
  50. Sheeraz Dahar, Sindh Government employee, Karachi.
  51. Vaishali Banerjee, Mumbai
  52. Anis Haroon, former Sec. General PIPFPD, Karachi
  53. Mira Hashmi, Teacher, Lahore
  54. Sajni Mukherji, retired Professor of English, Jadavpur University
  55. Waleed Gajani, Electrical Engineer, landlord Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  56. Afia Salam, freelance journalist, Karachi
  57. Srinivasan, journalist, New Delhi
  58. Ayesha Siddiqa, Writer/Social Scientist, Oxford
  59. Priyanka Sharma, Theatre Artist and Social Activist, Delhi
  60. Kirthi Jayakumar, Lawyer, Writer, Activist, Artist, Chennai, India.
  61. Mukesh Ropeta senior correspondent Geo News TV network,
  62. Chintan Girish Modi, Writer/Educator, Mumbai
  63. Fainaana Farnaam, social activist, Dubai
  64. Kuldeep Vyas, Lawyer, Jaipur
  65. Annie Zaman, journalist, London/Bonn/Islamabad
  66. Sushant Taing. Writer. New Delhi. India
  67. Michael I. Siddique, Attorney at Law, Silver Spring, Maryland
  68. Ehsun Mirza, physician, social activist, USA/ Pakistan
  69. Ashish Gorde, Public Relations, Bahrain
  70. Rehman Ilyas, Director, Grand Marquee, Lahore, Pakistan.
  71. Subhajit Naskar, Doctoral Scholar, Center for South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
  72. Sheharyar Rizwan, journalist, Lahore
  73. Abdullah Khan, Freelance Writer, New Delhi, India
  74. Shabnam Rashid, National Manager poverty and Livelihood rights, South Asia Partnership, Pakistan
  75. Hassan Belal Zaidi, journalist, Islamabad.
  76. Riaz Ahmed Shaikh Head of Social Sciences, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST), Karachi, Pakistan
  77. Mazhar Arif, Executive Director Society for Alternative Media and Research Islamabad
  78. Farooq Tariq General secretary, Awami Workers Party
  79. Aman Alam, IT Professional, Bengaluru, India
  80. Nilofer Qazi. Public policy activist & professional. Islamabad
  81. Taha Siddiqui, Journalist, Islamabad
  82. Rahul Ghosh, Entrepreneur, New Delhi, India.
  83. Reema Omer, Lawyer, Lahore
  84. Farieha Aziz, journalist, Karachi
  85. Waqar Uddeen, Architect, Lahore, Pakistan
  86. Zainab Raza, humanitarian worker, Karachi, Pakistan
  87. Soulat Pasha, Businessman, Karachi
  88. Shahid Pechuho, Social development professional, Karachi
  89. Navin Pangti, farmer/artisan, Uttarakhand, India
  90. Saeeda Diep, Founding Director, Institute for Peace and Secular studies, Lahore
  91. Suez Akram, Tour Guide, New Delhi
  92. Niketan Mhatre, Software Developer, Mumbai
  93. Saira Hussain, physician, USA/Pakistan
  94. Asma N., Journalist/Human Rights Activist, India
  95. Amitabh Thakur, Jaipur
  96. Muhammad Salman Khan, Customer service rep/ blogger activist, Karachi
  97. Maryam Saeed, Researcher at Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Lahore.
  98. Rehana Shaikh, Gender and Social Development Consultant, Islamabad
  99. Syed Mohammad Imam Manager, Transport Company, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  100. Jaffar Memon, Chairman, We Journalists, Sindh, Pakistan
  101. Ilmana Fasih, Gynecologist, Health & Peace Activist, Mississauga, Canada
  102. Deepto Narayan Ghose. IT professional, Tampa, Florida
  103. Rizwan Shah, GM, Siddiqsons Dyeing & Printing Ltd, Lahore
  104. Mohammad Iqbal, Software Engineer, Pune
  105. Syed Farhan Raza, an Entrepreneur based in Peshawar, Pakistan
  106. Awais Masood, IT Professional, Lahore, Pakistan.
  107. Irshad Ameen, Journalist, Lahore
  108. Salman Haider, theatre artist, Islamabad
  109. Sheema Ghani, Karachi, Pakistan
  110. Namita Gupta, IT Professional, Bangalore
  111. Nusrat Meerza, Pharmacist, Lahore, Pakistan
  112. Hermith Mana, CEO, HMPK Solutions, Karachi Pakistan
  113. Amjad Z. Mughal, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  114. Sakina Shikari, artist, Karachi/ Kuwait
  115. Saadiyah S Khan. CEO IOIRD. Islamabad
  116. Desiree Francis PR Specialist, Dubai
  117. Ahsan Arshad, Project management officer, Telenor, Islamabad
  118. Ammar Aziz, Filmmaker, Lahore
  119. Mohsin Sayeed, entrepreneur/writer, Karachi.
  120. Kashif Chaudhry, physician/writer, Boston USA.
  121. Rahul Sharma, IT Projects Manager, Bangalore
  122. Hassan Raza, Journalist/Blogger/Activist, Islamabad, Pakistan
  123. Jayaprakash Yadagiri, businessman, Telangana, India
  124. Reema Abbasi. Journalist, author. Karachi
  125. Parth Yadav, Banker, Agra
  126. Nadra Huma Quraishi, Education Specialist English Language and Research, Karachi
  127. Hoori Noorani, publisher, Karachi
  128. Zaakbar Ali, Lawyer, London
  129. Usman Ibrahim, Lecturer, Lahore.
  130. Rubab Mehdi Rizvi, Lawyer & Rights Activist Islamabad.
  131. Avipsa Das, IT Business Consultant in London
  132. Geet Chainani, co-founder of Life Bridges, New York
  133. Samra Muslim, Communications Professional, Karachi
  134. Laramie Morris, Pediatrician, Karachi
  135. Aftab Siddiqui, dentist, Hyderabad, India
  136. Sadaf Aijaz, housewife. Lahore, Pakistan.
  137. Amna Buttar, physician, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  138. Syed Farid Maharaj, Dargah Sharif, Ajmer Sharif, India
  139. Shabbir Ahmed, D. G. Sindh Judicial Academy, Karachi
  140. Saida Haider, housewife, Karachi
  141. Kiran, BE. Chennai, India
  142. Hareem Sumbul Bhatti, Finance & Management Professional, Karachi
  143. Manmohan Singh Panesar, Carer, Southall, London
  144. Umair Ali Nayyer, Accountant , London
  145. Rafiq Kathwari Rafiq Kathwari, Poet/Activist, New York
  146. Animesh Verma, Indore, India
  147. Natasha Javed, Consultant, UNICEF Lahore
  148. Tariq Jamil Khan, businessman, Karachi
  149. Asma Durrani, Software engineer, USA
  150. Samina Noman, Lawyer/Mediator, Islamabad
  151. Krishna Prasad, scientist, Hyderabad, Telangana India
  152. Salma Mahmud, teacher, Karachi
  153. Anil Kumar, Engineer, Hyderabad, India
  154. Zahid Makhdoom, public servant, Vancouver
  155. Santosh Kr. Pandey, Development Consultant, Tokyo
  156. Serfaraz Alam, Research Scholar, Patna
  157. Rashida Dohad, activist, Islamabad
  158. Farhat Rabia, QA and Training professional, Karachi
  159. Rizwan Azam, Area manager, London
  160. Haider Rai, Accountant, London
  161. Firoz Khimani, Jalgaon, India
  162. Tulika Bathija, Educator, Mumbai
  163. Mahnaz Rahman, Resident Director Aurat Foundation, Karachi
  164. Yasmeen Kazi, pediatrician, Karachi.
  165. Surjit Anand, Marketing Professional, Delhi
  166. Soniah Kamal. Novelist, Pakistan
  167. Arif Pasha, builder and developer, Hyderabad , Sindh
  168. Ras Siddiqui, Writer/Journalist, Sacramento, California
  169. Ahmad Rafay Alam, lawyer, Lahore
  170. Avinash Kulkarni, Self Employed, Hubli, India
  171. SimratPal Singh, IT Engineer, Sydney
  172. Ruchhita Kazaria; Founder, Owner; Aarcee Enterprises, Kolkata
  173. Rahila Farooq, lecturer, Wuhan, China
  174. Dinesh Raja, entrepreneur, Chennai
  175. Mian Hussain Ahmed, landlord, ex-Honorary Magistrate, Okara, Pakistan
  176. Sanjeev Kumar Garg, Businessman, New Delhi
  177. Reema Amin Vice Principal Lahore Preschool Gulberg, Lahore
  178. Heramb Chaturvedi, Professor of History, Allahabad University
  179. Almas Zahra, lecturer, Multan
  180. Rajeshwar Ojha, HR IT, New Delhi
  181. Syeda Jasmine Jaffer, housewife, Karachi, Pakistan
  182. Simmi Waraich. Psychiatrist. Chandigarh. Punjab, India
  183. Nazzia Momina, Business owner at Mariam Lifestyles, Karachi
  184. Hari Krishna Prahlad, Retired Banker, Chennai
  185. Muhammad Salman Khan, Assistant Finance Analyst, Karachi, Pakistan
  186. Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere, Independent Researcher, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  187. Muhammad Riaaz, Writer, Lahore
  188. Ranjan Kaushal, Banker, New Delhi
  189. Saeeda Farooq, social worker, Lahore
  190. Jagrup Khara, agriculturist, Haryana, India
  191. Nabeela Nazir, social activist, Lahore
  192. Munshi Verma, IT, New Delhi
  193. Zaheer Alam Kidvai, Educationist, Karachi
  194. Nudrrat Khawaja, journalist, Lahore
  195. Mukta Lall, Retired, New Delhi
  196. Konchadi Vasanth Pai, Retd. Company Executive, Whitefield, Bengaluru
  197. Annie Ali Khan, Writer, Karachi
  198. Zameer Mohi Uddin, Officer in Bank of Baroda, India
  199. Milind Kher Milind Kher, CEO, Mumbai
  200. Tariq Fazal, Businessman, Lahore
  201. Rashmi Talwar, journalist, Opinion writer on India Pak and Kashmir, Amritsar, India
  202. Anam Zakaria, Development Professional, Educationist and Researcher, Islamabad
  203. Sarah Islam, Advertising. Kolkata, India
  204. Yasser Latif Hamdani, Lawyer, Lahore
  205. Javed Iqbal Head of Department of Business Administration and Commerce, Indus University, Karachi, Pakistan
  206. Mustafa Kidwai, Consultant, London
  207. Ambika Bhargava, Architect, Indore
  208. Shafique Siddiqi, Lahore
  209. Farrukh Hammad, Academia, Lahore
  210. Jalila Haider, advocate, Quetta, Balochistan
  211. Alokendra Nath Mitra, Kolkata
  212. Ershad Mahmud, Rawalakot, Kashmir, Pakistan
  213. Virendra Kaul, New Delhi
  214. Nandini Manjrekar, Mumbai
  215. Fatima Afridi, Physician/Joppa, MD
  216. Shaily Iqbal, Freelance Editor, Ghaziabad
  217. Devalina Kohli, Delhi
  218. Abhijit Bhadra, Software professional from Hyderabad, India
  219. Wasfia Jalali, Media Strategist, Dehradun, India
  220. Saeed Ahmed, Playright, Writer, Author, Lahore
  221. Hamid Abdul, designer, Surrey, BC, Canada
  222. Shiraj Jahafar Syed, Senior EPM Consultant, Dubai.
  223. Madhavi Bansal, member Aaghaz e Dosti, Delhi
  224. Snober Alan D’Cruz Islamabad.
  225. Neha , PR Executive , Delhi..
  226. Shruti Nagar, Freelance copy editor, Mumbai (India)
  227. Aunohita Mojumdar, Editor, Himal Southasian
  228. Zalla Khattak, consultant, Islamabad
  229. Abhinav Jain, Software Engineer, Ghaziabad, India
  230. Rajiv Ramanujam New Delhi
  231. Seeme Hasan, social activist, U.S.A
  232. Aalia Rasheed, Cricket analyst, Islamabad
  233. Abhay, Engineer, Vellore
  234. Dr Abdurrehman Khan, Peshawar, Pakistan
  235. Ameya Pathak, B E Electrical, Pune
  236. Natasha Mustafa. Doctor, Karachi
  237. Reshma Khan, Teacher, Jabalpur
  238. Anil Gupta,Hospitality Consultant,Mumbai
  239. Ajmal Hussain, Senior Designer, Lahore
  240. Aijaz Zaka Syed, journalist and columnist, Pakistan
  241. Jaikishan Lal, Darbhanga, Bihar
  242. Azhar Mushtaq, freelance writer Poonch, Kashmir, Pakistan
  243. Vinerjeet Kaur, lawyer, Delhi
  244. Babar Hameed, Human Rights activist, Pakpattan Sharif, Pakistan
  245. Haider Raza, consultant, Lahore, Pakistan
  246. Jasveen Mintu, social worker, New Delhi
  247. Syed Salman, Karachi, Pakistan
  248. Lala Hassan, PIPFPD Karachi chapter & Co-Convenor Asian Lawyers Human Rights Network for South Asia
  249. Mohammad Tahseen, ED South Asia Partnership Pakistan and Chairperson Pakistan Civil Society Forum, Lahore
  250. Leio A.V., research associate, Bangalore
  251. Maria Rashid, Activist and researcher, Islamabad
  252. Dipak Dholaia, retired Government employee, People’s Alliance for Democracy and Secularism (PADS), Delhi
  253. Seema Jaffer, CEO Bond Advertising , Karachi
  254. Divyanshu Verma, Software Developer, New Delhi
  255. Rehan Mazhar, Digital Media Consultant/Activist, Karachi
  256. Chandan Gowda, Professor of Sociology, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, India
  257. Ovais Sultan Khan, Member, Core Committee, People’s Alliance for Democracy and Secularism, India
  258. Umang Kumar, IT consultant, India
  259. Karamat Ali, Pakistan Institute of Labour and Education Research and PIPFPD, Pakistan
  260. Mazher Hussain, Executive Director, Confederation of Voluntary Associations, Hyderabad, India
  261. Badri Raina, writer, poet, retired professor, Delhi, India
  262. Farah Zia, Editor, The News on Sunday, Pakistan
  263. Arani Roy, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, Boston, USA
  264. Kumar Sundaram, Co-Editor,
  265. Aisha Gazdar, filmmaker, Karachi
  266. Angana Chaterjee, scholar, San Francisco
  267. Sarita Kumari , social activist, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  268. Ammar Khalid, teacher, Islamabad
  269. Ravi Kallianpur, Global Citizen, U.S.A
  270. Farooq Ishraq, Entrepreneur, Lahore
  271. Manisha Sethi, India
  272. Afshan Bokhari, art history professor, Cambridge, MA, USA
  273. Aabida Ali, Activist, Karachi
  274. Sanchit Aggarwal, Businessman, Yamunanagar, India
  275. Shawana Shah, Peace activist, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
  276. Ajmal Abbas Marketing Manager Textile firm Lahore
  277. Ayesha Zee Khan, Writer/activist, Lahore
  278. Mainak Das, Professional Employee, Kolkata
  279. Aamir Zakauddin Writer, activist and book seller, Rawalpindi
  280. B.M. Sheikh. V.P.O. Sihunta,Dt. Chamba,H.P. India
  281. Zakia Sarwar, teacher, teacher trainer, Karachi
  282. Rabin Chakraborty, retired teacher of the University of Calcutta
  283. Muneer Memon, Society For Secular Pakistan, Karachi
  284. Khalil Khatri, MD, APPNE, Lexington, MA, USA


  1. Devang Shah, Student, Vadodara, India
  2. Ghazanfar Ali, writer & Engineering student, Islamabad
  3. Amrishu Kumar, Student, Allahabad
  4. Asad Mehmood, a student of Doctor of Pharmacy, Islamabad
  5. Poornima Sardana, Student (Museum Studies), New Delhi
  6. Noman Quadri, Student, Karachi
  7. Prakash Kumar, student, Bhinmal, Rajasthan, India
  8. Qurban Ali/ Student, Sindh, Pakistan
  9. Aakash Chandran, Law Student, Delhi.
  10. Alee Reza Meerza, Student, Lahore
  11. Pratibha Pancholi, Graduate Student, New Delhi
  12. Fawad Hasan, Journalist and Student (NSF), Karachi.
  13. Anushruti Savarnaya, stylist/Law student, Jaipur
  14. Hamza Baloch, Rights Activist & Student. Karachi
  15. Bhaskar Bharadwaj, Student, Hyderabad, India
  16. Usman e Ghani, student Punjab University, Lahore
  17. Devang Shah, student, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  18. Khushboo Danish, Student (12th grade), Co-founder at Indo-Pak Peace Project, Bhit Shah, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
  19. Seema Duhan, Student, San Francisco
  20. Abesh Bera, Student, Vellore, India
  21. Shoaib Taimur, Entrepreneur/Student, Karachi
  22. Mohd Talha Alvi, Student, Vellore, India
  23. Sumon Maity, Student, Kolkata, India
  24. Shaarif Bashir, Student, Lahore
  25. Ankit, Student, Gurdaspur, India
  26. Debalina Bera, Student, Kolkata
  27. Kasturi Sanyal, Student, Vellore
  28. Anasua Das, student, Kolkata
  29. Sammanika Rawat, Student, Kolkata
  30. Ashik, student, Agartala, India
  31. Khurram Abaid Shah, Student, Lahore
  32. Baibhav Bishal, Student, Vellore, India Roshan Raja, Student, Vellore
  33. Koushika Das, Student, Vellore
  34. Talha Javed, Medical Student, Lahore
  35. Hardeep, Student, Delhi
  36. Nishka, Student, Vadodara
  37. Sanyam Seth, Student, Amritsar
  38. Ritika, Student (Law), Jammu
  39. Syed Abreez, Student, Vellore
  40. Digjoy Samanta, Student, Vellore
  41. Anshuman, Student, Navi Mumbai
  42. Sayani Sahu, Student, Vellore
  43. Upal Karmakar, Student (B.Tech), Vellore
  44. Manushree Bannerjie, Student, Bangalore
  45. Suneel, Student, Vellore
  46. Ayushi Singla, Student, Bathinda
  47. Shashank, Student, Vellore
  48. Rajarshee, student, Kolkata
  49. Preetham Gampa, Student, Kanpur
  50. Swastik Sen, Student, Vellore
  51. Kaustabh Roy, student, Kolkata
  52. V.Datarkar, student, Nagpur (Maharashtra), India
  53. Maitreya Das, Masters Student, Kolkata
  54. Soumyadipta Roy, MSc Student, Vellore
  55. Souritra Dasgupta, Student, Vellore
  56. Visesh Tulsian, Student, Navi Mumbai
  57. Neha Goel, Student, Navi Mumbai
  58. Anupam Sharma, Research Associate, Bangalore
  59. Nabil Ashraf, Undergrad Student, Lahore
  60. Ujala, Student, Nagpur
  61. Sreshtha, Student, Mumbai
  62. Medha Majumdar, Student, Kolkata
  63. Aastha, Student, Hyderabad, India
  64. Areeba Nadeem, Student, Lahore, Pakistan
  65. Pranit Krishna, Student, Vellore
  66. Amit Birdi, Student, Jammu, J&K
  67. Danish Mushtaq, Student, New Delhi
  68. Muhammad Junaid Qureshi, Student, Islamabad
  69. Binu dua, Student, Vellore
  70. Kiran, lawyer, Ahmedabad
  71. Isha S, Law Student, Srinagar
  72. Avantika Jain, Student, Jaipur
  73. Priyanka Chevour, Reseach Associate, Bangalore
  74. Nishesh Kumar Sinha, Principal, Vadodara
  75. Monishita Dey, Student, Kolkata
  76. Srijan Sharma, Student, Jaipur
  77. Aruj Bansal, Businessman, Delhi
  78. Shobhit, student, Mumbai
  79. Mayank Karnani, Student, Delhi
  80. Chaitanya Parikh, Student, Vadodara
  81. Ammar Umer, Student, Lahore
  82. Sudipta, Student, Vellore
  83. Dharmendra Singh Chandel, Student, Vellore
  84. Simran, Maam, Vadodara
  85. Khushwant Fatnani, VIT Student, Raipur
  86. Muhammad Haris, Student, Lahore Pakistan
  87. Divyansh Goyal, Student, Vellore
  88. Saad Nadeem Sheikh, student and President Debates Society FAST-NU, Lahore
  89. Sharmistha Banerjee, Student, Vellore
  90. Mahrukh maqsood, Student, Lahore
  91. Rakshita Neha, Asst. System Engineer, Noida
  92. Rishi Dhongani, student, Vadodara
  93. Meehsum Abbas, Student, Lahore
  94. Stuti Mehrotra, Technical writer, Moradabad, India
  95. Chetan Malhotra, Student, Vellore
  96. Ammar Abdullah, Student, Lahore
  97. Haider raza, Engineering student, Lahore
  98. Dhara Patel, Student, Vadodara
  99. Siddhant Meshram, Founder & President, Azad Youth Organisation, Nagpur
  100. Aurosikha Das, Student, Bhubaneswar
  101. Radhika Vidyarthi, student, Bhopal
  102. Sunabha Das, student, Chennai
  103. Anurag, student, Vellore
  104. Shobhit Narang, 12th Grade Student, Surat
  105. Diptomoy Banerjee, student, Kolkata
  106. Srijita Chaterjee, student, Vellore
  107. Srinjita Bhattacharya, student, Mumbai
  108. Dhruv Kela, student, Hyderabad, India
  109. Prithwijit Sarkar, student, Texas
  110. Pritha Das, student, Kolkata
  111. Aparajita Dhuria, student, Mangalore
  112. Rutwik Joshi, Student, Nagpur
  113. Ujjwal Agrawal, student, Gorakhpur
  114. Devender, Student, Vellore
  115. Siddhanth Vyas, student, Nashik
  116. Shruti Sharma, student, New Delhi
  117. Pallavi Sinha Roy, student, Vellore
  118. Sameeksha Arogyaswamy, student, Chennai
  119. Lavanya Sridharan, student, Vellore
  120. Vaishali Mahalingam, student, Bangalore

8 thoughts on “Pakistani, Indian citizens appeal: “Let’s talk peace”

  1. Zainab Akhter

    Coercion and threat are factors responsible for destabilization of the Indo-Pak relationship. Only if the governments understand the value of soft power diplomacy, shared culture and value can we live in peace. Instead of spending resources in the name of national security if the two focus on use of culture as a binding factor, the World will be a better place. We can’t choose geographical neighbours, so let’s choose harmony and peace and focus on other core issues.


    We should all strive for peace between the two nations and the citizens contact should increase.We are same people on both the sides. We use 2 unique languages of the world which though written differently but are spoken the same way. Let us come closer.


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