Joint signature campaign launched in India, Pakistan

January 9th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Jan 9 (IANS) Chandigarh Friday joined various cities in India and Pakistan in a signature campaign to garner public support against terrorism and to promote cooperation and peace between the two countries, members of a voluntary organisation said. This signature campaign will run for a month from Jan 9 to Feb 8 and various civil society organisations, students, peace and human right activists, politicians and other concerned citizens of the two countries are expected to participate in it.

“This campaign was launched Friday in over 50 cities and towns of India and over 25 cities and towns of Pakistan. We have confirmed information that the campaign has started successfully in both countries and has received an excellent response on its first day,” Parmod Sharma, coordinator of Yuvsatta, a non-government organisation associated with this campaign, told IANS Friday.

In Chandigarh, the campaign was started from Dev Samaj College, Sector 36, and around 500 signatures were collected on the first day. The organisers are expecting to collect over 10,000 signatures from Chandigarh in one month.

“The signatures that we collect in one month will be submitted to the prime minister of India and the president of Pakistan and the copies will be sent to all important political functionaries and media houses of both countries,” said Sharma.

Talking about the objective of this campaign, Sharma said: “This campaign was started by various peace loving organisations of both countries. Our main objective is to garner maximum public support against terrorism and to promote cooperation and peace between the two countries.”

The campaign was launched Friday in India in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra and at various places in Pakistan like Faisalabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Sakrand and Quetta.

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