End tension on Line of Control

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We, the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir on both sides of the Line of Control, have been observing with great concern and most profound anguish, the escalation of tensions at the LoC that have been building up gradually since 2017 and have suddenly taken a violent turn of events since the first week of Jan 2018.   

We are distressed at the cycle of violence in Jammu and Kashmir that results in sufferings and loss of lives for all sides. In particular, we are concerned about the safety and security of people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially those living at the LoC who are directly hit by the frequent incidents of shelling and firing in the region.

These repeated violations of the ceasefire which had been in place since 2003, as a part of an agreement between India and Pakistan, have been adversely affecting people residing in proximity to the LoC.

We fear that if these tensions at the borders are allowed to prolong, it will jeopardise the stability of the region and it might turn into a full-scale war.

We apprehend that this will intensify and augment the sufferings of the people residing not just near the border areas, but eventually of the entire erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Besides, this ongoing spate of violence will provide more significant space to extremist, hawkish and fanatic elements in the society as well as empower the war mongers on both sides.

We call for an immediate end to the hostilities on the Line of Control and the atrocities inflicted on the innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir.  We urge upon the political leadership in New Delhi and Islamabad to impress upon their respective militaries for bringing an immediate end to this continuum of shelling and firing.

We also urge them to observe the sanctity of the ceasefire and begin the process of dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue by including all the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Our voices must be heard!

Anuradha Bhasin & Ershad Mahmud

(We have already collected 225 signatures and many more would be helpful to the cause. The signatories include:

1.      Anuradha Bhasin, Peace Activist and Executive Editor, Kashmir Times

2.      Mr. Ershad Mahmud, Columnist and Executive Director Centre for Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR), Rawalakot, AJK

3.      Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi

4.      Ghulam Rasool Sufi

5.      Badri Raina

6.      Mohammad Sayeed Malik, Srinagar

7.      Nighat Pandit

8.      Shafi Pandit

9.      Prabodh Jamwal

10.  Siddiq Wahid

11.  Gowhar Fazili

12.  Ellora Puri

12.   Ezabir Ali

13.   Effat Wani

14.   Prof. Gull Mohd Wani

15.   Zahid G. Mohammed

16.   Gazalla Amin

17.   Ajaz Rashid

18.   Poonam Singh

19.   Shujaat Bukhari, editor Rising Kashmir, Srinagar

20.   Syeda Afshana

21.   Saleem Beg

22.   Aqsa Agha

23.   Bashir Manzar, Journalist

24.   Abdul Majid Zargar

25.   Arshad Andrabi

26.   Shafat N Ahmad

27.   Vanessa Chisti

28.   Ramesh Mehta

29.   Manik Sharma

30.   Shazana Andrabi

31.   Neerja Mattoo

32.   Dr Nitasha Kaul, Writer and Academic 

33.   Mir Khalid

34.   A.V. Gupta

35.   Farooq Nazki

36.   Asma Khan Lone

37.   Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor

38.   Hameedah Bano

39.   Randheer Kaur

40.   Marvi Slathia

41.   Syed Salma Jameel 

42.   Aleem Baigh

43.   Zafar Choudhary

44.   Carin Jodha Fischer

45.   Syed Abid Hussain Gowhar

46.   Cathleen Kaur

47.   Annil Suri

48.    Suvir Kaul

49.   Rahat Kami

50.   Anjum Naqash

51.   Inam-un-Nabi

52.   Mushtaq ul haq Ahmad Sikander, Writer-Activist and convenor civil society for justice and development

53.   Sahil Maqbool

54.   Indu Kilam

55.   Sheikh Sameer

56.   Sadaf Munshi

57.   Salman Nizami

58.   Nadeem Qadri

59.   Mantasha Binti Rashid

60.   Ayaz Rasool Nazki

61.  Dr. Noor Ahmad Baba, Dean School of Social Science, Central University of Kashmir

62.   Dr Altaf Hussain

63.   M.G. Hassan Mukhtar

64.   Amit Bamai

65.   Badrunissa Bhat

66.   Gurmeet Kaur

67.   Dr. Raminder Jit Singh

68.   Er. S.D. Shangloo

69.   Nighat Hafiz

70.   Komal JB Singh

71.   Mir Suhail

72.   Murtaza Shibli

73.   Narjees Nawab

74.   Raja Muzaffar Bhat

75.   Sohail Iqbal

76.   Ruheed GUl

77.   Syed B. Qadri

78.   Masood Hussain, artist

79.   Jyoti Mathur

80.   Fahad Shah

81.   Subaya Yasmeen

82.   Jehangir Ali

83.   Sardar Anwar

84. Mr. Ghulam Murtza, President Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mipur, AJK

85. Ms. Shagufta Ashraf, Lecture University of Kotli Azad Jammu and Kashmir

86. Raja Kafil Ahmed Khan, Chairman Kashmir Newspaper editors Council, AJK

87. Sardar Qaiser Khan, Commonwealth Professional Fellow, Rawalakot, AJK

88.  Ms. Ammara Durrani, Social Scientist Islamabad, Pakistan

 

89.  Mr. Murtaza Durrani, Ex-Information and Media Advisor to Prime Minister, AJK

 

90.  Mr. Abdul Khaliq Wasi, Member AJK Council, AJK

 

91.  Syed Sharif Hussain Bokhari. Former MLA, Azad Jammu and Kashmir,
presently resident of Lahore, Pakistan

 

92.  Mrs. Rukhsana Khan, Assistant Prof. University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad

 

93.  Chaudhary Latif Akbar, President Peoples Party, AJK

 

94.  Ambassador (R ) Arif Kamal, Islamabad

 

95.  Mr. Shams Rehman, Researcher, Writer, TV Anchor, Manchester, UK

 

96.  Syed Arif Bahar, author, columnist, Muzaffarabad, AJK

 

97.  Mr. Amar Jahangir, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, AJK

 

98.  Dr. N. Seema Jogezai, President  Women Welfare Organization (WWO), Islamabad

 

99.  Mr. Muhammad Shakeel, Broadcast Journalist, Mipur, AJK

 

100.                      Sardar Kazeem Khan, President Cross-LoC Trade Union, Poonch, AJK

 

101.                      Dr. Waqas Ali Kausar, National University of Modern Language, Islamabad

 

102.                      Ms. Shaheen Kausar Dar, Ex-Deputy Speaker, AJK Assembly

 

103.                      Ms. Farzana Yaqoob, Ex-Minister of AJK Government, Rawalakot, AJK

 

104.                      Dr Shaheen Akhtar, Associate Prof, National Defence University, Islamabad

 

105.                      Mr. Waqas Idress Mughal, PhD candidate at National Defense University, Islamabad

 

106.                      Tariq Masud, former Ombudsman /Additional Chief Secretary, AJK

107.                      Mr Justice (r) Azam Khan, former Chief Justice Supreme Court of AJK  

108.                      Professor Ms. Saleema Atta, former-Dean Azad Jammu and Kashmir University

109.                      Dr. Mosin Shakeel, Professor of Urology , Medical College , Muzaffarabad

110.                      Agha Sajjad Hussain, Development Consultant, Mirpur

111.                      Ambassador (r) Ishtiaq H. Andrabi, Islamabad

112.                      Mr. Jalaludin Mughal, Neelum Valley

113.                      Mr. Altaf Hameed Rao, Mirpur

114.                      Mr. Shaukat Majeed Malik, Mirpur

115.                      Sardar Abid Siddiq, editor daily Dharti, Rawalakot

116.                      Prof Parvaiz Majeed

117.                      Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Kapil Kak

118.                       Mubeen Shah

119.                      Shakeel Qalander

120.                      Dr. Shaikh Ghulam Rasool

121.                      Ruchika Raina, Ladakh

122.                      Chaudhary Ilyas Advocate, Kotli

123.                      Mr. Zulfiqar Abbasi, Founder President Jammu and Kashmir Joint Chamber of  Commerce and industry, Bagh, AJK

124.                      Aditya Gupta

125.                      Muhammad Siddique Chaughtia, Social activist, Bagh, AJK

126.                      Ms. Rahmat Kamal Ghanghro, Attorney-at-Law, Islamabad

127.                      Dr Mehboob Makhdoomi

128.                       Aijaz Ashraf Wani

129.                      M.M. Ansari

130.                      Mehmood ur Rashid

131.                      Dr.Mirza Ashraf Beg

132.                      K.D. Maini

133.                      Prof. Mussaraf Hussain Shah

134.                      Omar Hafiz

135.                       N.B. Vishen

136.                      Mir Mukhtar Ahmad

137.                      Khalid Fayaz

138.                      Pawan Bali

139.                      Qurrat ul Ain

140.                      Ishaq Beg

141.                      G.H. Kango

142.                      Seema Sehgal

143.                      Parvez Naqash

144.                      Sheikh Waleed Rasool

145.                      Yogeshwar Gupta

146.                      Dr. M. Hussain Shah, Former
Director Research & Dean Faculty of Agricuuture

147.                      Mir Shafi Ahmed, Ex Chief Engineer PWD Kashmir

148.                      Shaukat Majeed
former secretary to Govt of Ajk / Advocate high court . Mirpur Ajk

149.                      Afifa Kamili

150.                      Raja Muzaffar Bhat

151.                      Tawseef Wani

152.                      Hamid Ullah Hamid

153.                       Nusrat Andrabi

154.                      Monika Jamwal

155.                      Sofi Muzaffar

156.                      Gurmeet Kaur

157.                      Ghulam Nabi Khan

158.                      Ashraf Mir

159.                      Vinay Saraf

160.                      Iqbal Nazki , academician, writer

161.                      Sabeen Beg

162.                      Ravi Krishnan Khajuria

163.                      Mansoor Qadir, journalist

164.                      Anil Gupta

165.                      Furhat Subla

166.                      Abdul Rasheed Shah

167.                      Sham Prasad Kesar

168.                       Khursheed Mir

169.                       Mohiddin Saboon

170.                      Nusrat Habib

171.                      Abdul Rasheed Shah

172.                      Sandhya Goswami

173.                       Rashid Azam Inqilabi

174.                      Taheer Majid

175.                      Ahad Farooq Sheikh

176.                      Mukhtar Baba

177.                      B.I. Pandita

178.                      Rajinder Kumar Tikoo

179.                       Javed Shah

180.                       Arif Maghribi Khan

181.                      Mir Hafizullah

182.                      Mannan Bukhari

183.                      Tanveer Ahmad

184.                      Sukla Sen

185.                      Mashkoor Ahmad

186.                      Iqbal Shahmiri

187.                      Anjum Naqash

188.                      Arif Beigh

189.                      Bilal Bashir Bhat

190.                      Humayun Pasha

191.                      Mohiddin Saboon

192.                      Rakesh Rocky

193.                      Ishwar D Khajuria

194.                      Mushtaq Mohammad

195.                      Sudhir Kumar

196.                      Mir Wali Mohammad

197.                      Majid Dar

198.                      Tanveer Yaseen Bhat

199.                      Maria C. Hearty

200.                       Misfar Hassan

201.                      Mohammed Yousuf Gilkar

202.                      Abul Insan

203.                      Bashir Ahmad

204.                      Javaid Iqbal Mattoo

205.                      Ashok Jain

206.                      Abdul Rasheed Shah

207.                      Aijaz Ahmad Ahmad

208.                      Syed Bashir Ahmad Veeri

209.                      Shahid Rasool

210.                      Mohmad Amin

211.                      Basharat Khan

212.                      Mushtaq Ahmed Khan

213.                      Ashutosh Sharma

214.                      Virender Sharma

215.                      Syed Basharat Shirazi

216.                      Mohammed Aurangzaib Mirza

217.                      Nesar Ahmed

218.                      Muhammed Arif Urfi

219.                      Qazi Irshad

220.                      Syed Saima Mehboob

221.                      Mujtaba Nazki

222.                      Javaid Jawad

223.                      Ghulam Ahmed Dar

224.                      Ishiq Hussain

225.                      Hussain Shah

226.                      Mohammad Aslam Shah

 



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