Indian and Pakistani Students Join Hands Against the Precarious South Asian Situation


In light of the troubled events in South Asia, the Pakistani and Indian students at Harvard have come forward demanding military de-escalation in the region, recognizing that any further deterioration of the situation is likely to destabilize the entire region socially, economically and politically.

To this end, the South Asian students at Harvard issued a strong statement, signed by over 150 students, staff and faculty, which not only reiterated their commitment to solidarity for achieving peace but also urged fellow citizens to exercise restraint and not call for escalating retribution. They also called upon the media to report responsibly. Most importantly, they demanded that the elected representatives should work towards long-term resolution of conflict, with the hope that the Governments of both India and Pakistan will explore all options of diplomacy, and not put further civilian and military lives at risk

You can find the statement here – Statement_Final.

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