Recently, I was in Baroda, a city in the Indian state of Gujarat, for conducting workshops on Indo-Pak Peace building in schools and colleges. In one school, while we were waiting for the teacher concerned in the reception area, two people started talking to us. One of the persons was from the…Continue
Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a cross border peace initiative is running an online 8 weeks peacebuilding course. It is first time when any such peace initiative has started such course between India and Pakistan with the aim to bridge the gap as well as to develop understanding…Continue
With the aim to facilitate people-to-people communication and create a culture of mutual respect and understanding, Aaghaz-e-Dosti now aims to directly facilitate bonds of…Continue
While British India became independent and was divided into India and Pakistan for a more peaceful and saner future, we know that this is yet to be realized. Since separation, there has largely been a culture of war and extreme hatred. In these 67 years, there have been 4 major wars, countless ceasefire violations and indirect clashes suffered by divided families, prisoners and fishermen.
Yet, there exists a very pessimistic attitude towards peace. It has also been reduced to…Continue