I wrote this for The News on Sunday’s Jan 11, 2015 issue:
Build on goodwill, not hate
In the wake of escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan, people on both sides of the border continue to express solidarity through peace initiatives
In an unprecedented and heart-warming gesture from India to Pakistan, Indian Prime Minister Modi requested schools in his country to observe a two-minute silence to commemorate the children and teachers killed in the horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on Dec 16, 2014.
In another unprecedented, spontaneous show of solidarity, Indians began tweeting with the hashtag #IndiaWithPakistan, started by Indian columnist Tehseen Poonawala who tweets from the handle @tehseenp. … [Read more]
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