Cemendtaur, A H

Cemendtaur, A H

A H Cemendtaur

13 August 2011Feature

Friends of South Asia is a relatively new peace group working with the South Asian diaspora in the US. Here AH Cemendtaur reflects on their experiences over the past 15 months.

Friends of South Asia (FOSA), a California organisation working for peace between India and Pakistan, came into existence when, in December 2001, nine of us, the founding members, came to the chilling realisation that the place we call home was full of war cries and that South Asia was on the brink of a war.

In our frustration we came out on the streets - literally. We arranged peace vigils; attendance at those vigils varied depending on how bad the India-Pakistan situation was…