Karnataka Chapter: Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy
Towards a resolution of the Kashmir dispute
Public meeting at St.Joseph’s College, Bangalore, 25th May 2006, 17.00 hours
Speakers: Dr. Mubashir Hasan, Mr.Tapan Bose and Mr.Yasin Malik
The Karnataka Chapter of the Pakistan-India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) would like to welcome Dr.Mubashir Hassan and Mr.Tapan Bose to Bangalore and invite you spend an evening with them. The PIPFPD is an initiative of the peoples of Pakistan and India. The forum for over a decade has remained routed in its commitment to fostering peace and friendship and enhancing a pro-active and participatory democracy. The above mentioned persons are founders of the movement and committed peace activists both in Pakistan and in India. While Dr.Hassan is the former Finance Minister of Pakistan, Mr.Tapan Bose is the Secretary General of South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR) and the national general secretary of the PIPFPD in India. We are also privileged to welcome Mr. Yasin Malik of J.K.L.F, the only organization in Kashmir that has declared an unilateral ceasefire. At the last joint convention of the PIPFPD, delegates affirmed their commitment and with a unity of spirit declared “ ‘Kashmir not merely being a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan, a peaceful democratic solution of it involving the people of Jammu and Kashmir living on both sides of LOC is the only way out’. By peaceful is meant negotiations between the three parties to the dispute and democratic means respecting the wishes of the people while ensuring protection for ethnic or political minorities”.
On behalf of the Karnataka Chapter of the PIPFPD, we take this opportunity to invite you to a public meeting on the 25th of May 2006 between 17.00 and 19.00 hours at the auditorium of the St.Joseph’s College on Langford Road, Richmond Town, Bangalore – 560 025. The above mentioned eminent persons will speak on the theme “Towards a resolution of the Kashmir dispute”. Dr.Ambrose Pinto, Principal – St.Joseph’s College and a political scientist will moderate the evening’s proceedings.
Bangalore has had a rich heritage of promoting debate on contemporary issues and fostering an intellectual curiosity. The civil society movement in Bangalore has consistently brought to the fore, crucial issues and sustained sensitive political action. This public debate must be situated in this context and we invite you to participate. Perhaps join the movement.
Look forward to meeting you.
E.Sham Khalil Mob-9845442453
David Selvaraj Mob-9880290181