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Now a Chaupal for Indo-Pak Peace!

My article published in South Asia Monitor: Aug 2, 2013

http://southasiamonitor.org/detail.php?type=emerging&nid=5571

A campaign towards Indo-Pak peace and friendship revives the traditional practice of ‘chaupal’ …As an attempt to enhance people to people communication across the border, to share views, experiences and stories of love and collaboration. Mission Bhartiyam, an India-based not for profit organization has come up with the idea of holding ‘chaupals’ (informal interactions) between people on both sides. Befittingly named ‘Aman Chaupal’ (Interactions for Peace), the pioneering venture is an initiative of Aaghaz-e-Dosti (Start of Friendship), a cross-border campaign working for India-Pakistan peace and friendship. Like-minded individuals from different walks of life have come together to strengthen foregone bonds and make people realise the power of peace. Aman Chaupal that commenced in July this year is about informal conversations and chats between people from both side…