Peace initiatives by Dawn & Jang a welcome step

Dawn in collaboration with Hindustan Times did a great project on the Partition of India – ‘Partition’ – in which the two media houses brought memories of people who witnessed the events that brought two countries into being – Pakistan. A photo gallery was also given of pictures of the time showing the good and the not so good images of what happened.
One such picture that really affected me were the pictures of the bodies that were a result of communal rioting before August 14, 1947. http://www.dawn.com/in-depth/partition/
I really like such projects in which the two countries known as ‘traditional rivals’ work together.
These two countries need to do more projects like this kind to give the real picture of what happened and also try to try and bring the people closer and bring peace in the region. Jang Group in collaboration with The Times of India has been trying to do this for many years through its peace initiative Aman ki Asha.  http://amankiasha.com/
Unfortunately for Jang Group has been criticised for this peace initiative. I don’t understand why are our people always ready to attack steps taken towards peace and harmony, when we have no option but live our neighbours it’s better that we live with peace.
Kudos to both Dawn and Jang – being the mature members of Pakistani media – for taking steps to let us understand our neighbours in India.

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