• Express Tribune – Rakhi observed in Lahore

    By Rana Tanveer – Published Express Tribune – August 19, 2016 LAHORE: “The brother-sister relationship is as sacred in Hinduism as in any other religion,” Amarnath Randhawa, the president of Hindu Sudhar Sabha, said on Wednesday. He was speaking at a function, organised at a local hotel by Hindu Sudhar Sabha

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  • Daily Times – Love, peace manifested at Raksha Bandhan festival

    By Muhsen ali – Published Daily Times – August 19, 2016 LAHORE: Hindus on Thursday celebrated the annual Raksha Bandhan festival, a Hindu religious ritual in which girls and women tie rakhis – the sacred threads – on their brothers’ wrists, praying for their well-being, while the brothers reciprocate by

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  • Pakistan Today – One of a kind – Raksha Bandhan in Pakistan

    Published : Pakistan Today – August 18 – 2016 By Saneela Jawad Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival observed in the Hindu calendar month of Śrāvaṇa, and typically falls in August every year. It celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters and gives them an opportunity to bond

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  • Express Tribune – Peace on wheels: Promoting tolerance using rickshaws

    Published: Express Tribune – September 6, 2014   LAHORE:  What started off as a humble attempt to provide a counter narrative to extremism and hate speech has turned into a campaign reaching out to hundreds of people through advertisements promoting social and religious coexistence using rickshaws. The campaign is run

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  • DAWN – Vigil held for Bhagat Singh

    Published: DAWN – March 24, 2014 LAHORE: The Institute for Peace and Secular Studies and other civil society organisations held a candle-lit vigil to commemorate the 83rd death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. People from different walks of life participated in the event. They stressed renaming Shadman Chowk

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  • DAWN – Salmaan Taseer remembered

    Published: DAWN – January 5, 2014 LAHORE: On the third anniversary of murder of former governor Salmaan Taseer, civil society made its presence felt on Saturday holding a candlelight gathering at Liberty roundabout. Holding placards inscribing “anti-terrorism and anti-extremism” slogans, the participants vowed to resist forces of regression and violence.

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  • The News – Salman Taseer remembered

      Published: The News – January 5, 2014 CIVIL society organisations held a candlelit vigil to pay tributes to Salman Taseer on his third death anniversary at Liberty Chowk.  The participants said that he was the ambassador of humanity, peace, progress, tolerance and the civil society.  Human Rights Commission of

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  • Daily Times – Salmaan Taseer remembered on third death anniversary

     Published: Daily Times – January 5, 2014 LAHORE: The third death anniversary of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer was observed in the city on Saturday, with civil society holding a candlelight vigil at Liberty Roundabout. Institute for Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS), Civil Society Network Pakistan, Centre For Human Rights

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