Peace Update Organise the Event:’ VIGIL Against Terrorism and For Productive Talks By the People of India and Pakistan’ In your City / Town On 27th July 2011

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— On Tue, 7/19/11, COVA <covanetwork@gmail.com> wrote:

From: COVA <covanetwork@gmail.com>
Subject: [Peace Update] Organise the Event:’ VIGIL Against Terrorism and For Productive Talks By the People of India and Pakistan’ In your City / Town On 27th July 2011
To: peace-update@googlegroups.com
Cc: “peace-update-int” <peace-update-int@googlegroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 2:34 PM

Organise the Event

VIGIL

Against Terrorism- For Productive Talks

By the People of India and Pakistan

In your City / Town

On 27th July 2011

And let the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan know that

The People of the Sub Continent Demand that their Talks must

Resolve all the Outstanding Issues

The terror attack in Mumbai in November 2008 was carried out about two weeks before the scheduled meeting of the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan in mid December 2008 leading to cancellation of the talks and disruption of the peace process for nearly two years. Inadvertently, we had walked into the trap set by the terror groups and fulfilled their objective of disruption of talks and the peace process.

The decision by both India and Pakistan to go ahead with the Foreign Ministers Talks scheduled on 27-29 July 2011 despite the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai on 13th July is most welcome, highly commendable and demonstrates statesmanship. The announcement of proceeding with the talks is a fitting reply to the inhuman and heinous conspiracy of the terror groups who were perhaps hoping to disrupt the talks and derail the peace process once again by engineering these dastardly bomb blasts killing and injuring innocents.

On the other hand, despite so many talks between India and Pakistan, there seems to be very little progress on all the outstanding issues like Kashmir, Siachin, Sir Creek, water disputes, easing of visa restrictions, removal of trades barriers, cooperation on tackling terrorism etc and the relations between the two countries continue to remain strained and highly vulnerable to the evil designs of disruptive forces and terror groups.

Though everyone swears by the need for talks and dialogue, neither civil society organisations nor people at large try to pressurize both the governments, when they are engaging in talks, to show some concrete results and progress. Even when talks fail or they come out with meaningless platitudes, there is hardly any show of concern or condemnation by any one.

It is time we ACT.

Before Talks, During Talks and After Talks

To Show that We Care, We are Concerned and We are Watching

On 27th July 2011 from 10 am onwards, the first day of the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan, events could be organised in different cities and towns of India and Pakistan under the common banner of

VIGIL

Against Terrorism- For Productive Talks

By the People of India and Pakistan

1. People could stand on Vigil holding placards against terrorism and for friendship and also addressing the Foreign Ministers demanding specific outputs from the meeting. The VIGILs could start from 10 am on 27th July 2011 in different cities and towns of India Pakistan. 10 cities in India and 5 cities in Pakistan have already started planning the VIGILs. Many more are expected to join.

2. Sample of placards that could be prepared and the demands is appended below. More demands and slogans could be added.

3. A joint letter addressed to both the Foreign Ministers expressing our expectations and listing our demands is being prepared and could be signed by all. This would also be uploaded on the petiotionsonline.com to get more signatures. The document would be faxed to the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan and released to the media a day before the proposed meeting

4. Cultural events etc could also be planned and organised during the VIGILs.

5. A list of all cities where the VIGILs will be organised along with the locations and contact details of the organisers will be circulated and shared with the media.

6. Organisations coordinating the VIGILs in different cities / towns and those endorsing and participating will be listed alphabetically in all material and communications.

All those willing to organise the VIGILs in their cities / towns or want to participate / endorse are requested to send the details to covanetwork@gmail.com

COVA Pakistan Peace Coalition

About preetlari

"Preetlari", Punjab's magazine established in 1933 and published from Preetnagar, Dist. Amritsar. S. Gurbaksh Singh founded the magazine and also the model village, Preetnagar. The magazine is running in its 78th year and since last year is being taken by nearly 20000 primary and upper primary schools of Punjab ,too.

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