ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNAL HARMONY IN ASIA (ACHA)
www.asiapeace.org & www.indiapakistanpeace.org
Dr. Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of India
New Delhi, India
Mr. Raja Pervez Ashraf
Prime Minister of Pakistan
In the last few months, some conciliatory efforts have been initiated by your governments, which is well and good. But on the path of peace, India and Pakistan are still far away from the point of no return.
The situation is not likely to change significantly, until and unless both governments conclude a peace and friendship treaty, and enable free flow of goods, people, and ideas across your common borders.
And any peace between the two nations will remain hollow, until and unless all citizens in India and Pakistan are able to live, work, vote, practice their beliefs, and express their views freely.
Therefore, we, the undersigned, request you to –
2. Undertake to resolve all disagreements between the two nations through dialog and other jointly approved/administered mechanisms;
3. Allow free flow of goods, people, and ideas across your common borders; and
Ensure the welfare of all your citizens, especially children, women, and religious, ethnic, and sectarian minorities, so that everyone can live, work, vote, practice their beliefs, and express their views freely, without infringing on the rights of others to do the same.