Cross-border firing: Villagers on both sides are affected. File photo text

Stop ceasefire violations, urge youth

An Indo-Pak youth group has initiated a signature campaign urging the governments of both countries to end ceasefire violations and initiate peace talks.Aaghaz-e-Dosti (Start of Friendship), started by The Catalyst, Pakistan and Mission Bhartiyam, India, raise “concerns regarding the reports of ceasefire violations along Indo-Pak border that have increased in recent days and have claimed many precious lives of innocent citizens and soldiers on both sides.”

Addressing the prime ministers of both countries in an online petition, the Aaghaz-e-Dosti convenors, Devika Mittal and Aliya Harir, want an immediate end to ceasefire violations, and initiation of talks between senior armed forces officials and at the government levels. The youth group also demands a resumption of the Indo-Pak Friendship Bus service.

The petition is online at:



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