Indian peaceniks cross over to Pakistan

February 22nd, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Nawaz SharifAmritsar, Feb 22 (IANS) A group of eminent people from India on a peace mission Sunday crossed over into Pakistan from the Attari-Wagah land border checkpost between the two countries near here.
Noted journalist Kuldip Nayar, film director Mahesh Bhatt, social activist Swami Agnivesh and others are part of this peace delegation. The delegation was received on the Pakistan side by human rights activist Asma Jehangir.

Delegation members said they had taken the initiative to go to Pakistan to interact with their counterparts there about restoring peace links between the two countries.

The delegation also intends to meet former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and other leaders and eminent people.

The visit of the delegation comes nearly three months after the deadly 26/11 Mumbai terror attack which India blamed on terrorists who had sailed into India from Pakistan.

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