Beyond Violence #NO TO WAR Indo-pak campaign
Sixty-nine years ago, India and Pakistan were one nation. On August 14th, 1947, after the partitioning of British India and the creation of India and Pakistan, the two countries have routinely engaged in armed conflict, displacing more than 12 million people and leaving over 1 million dead. The displacements separated families and forced some to change their religion for fear of reprisal. Despite these tragedies, leaders of both countries are participating in negative rhetoric, with some advocating for the closing of borders between the two countries.
These messages are contrary to the existing peace agreements and relations that the two countries have been nurturing for the past 70 years. Indians and Pakistanis have created strong bonds over this time and are not prepared to fight again.
We are therefore asking for your signature to help end this cycle of warfare between India and Pakistan. See our demands below and follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with #No2WarIndoPak.
We demand that:
- The Government of India and the Government of Pakistan publicly withdraw their statements of sealing the India-Pakistan border.
- The Government of India and the Government of Pakistan publicly commit to peaceful bi-lateral relations with each other.
- The United Nations take collective measures to maintain peace and security between India and Pakistan as stated under article 1 of the UN Charter.