INDIA-PAKISTAN PEACE DAY 2006
Peace between India and Pakistan is essential for the prosperity of the whole of South Asia and for the welfare of all South Asian peoples.
Escalation of terrorism, armed insurgencies and separatist movements, as well as continuing communal tensions make the need for peace and communal harmony efforts in South Asia more urgent than ever.
Recent happenings in Nepal, and inter-religious amity demonstrated by people in India after a series of terrorist attacks prove that peace and harmony in South Asia are possible.
But we cannot afford to leave the work for this noble and important goal to the mercy of a few our short-sighted bureaucrats. We must snatch the initiative from them and launch a people’s movement in all the streets and public squares of South Asia.
To this end, in 2004, the Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (www.asiapeace.org) launched a campaign urging friends of peace to organize India-Pakistan Peace Day everywhere any day between August 1 and October 31. ACHA Board of Director has selected “Peace for Prosperity in South Asia” as the theme for this year’s celebrations.
We invite you to join us in this campaign. With your friends and neighbors, please organize a celebration in your town, in your neighborhood, or at your work. If you cannot, won’t you at least put an “India-Pakistan Peace Day 2006” sign at your desk, in your car, and/or at your home?
Don’t forget to tell us what you plan to do. Send your messages to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pritam K. Rohila, Ph. D.