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Our Kashmir

A Talk by
Ved Bhasin
President of Jammu Peace Committee
Founder Editor, Kashmir Times

Stanford University
Gates Computer Science Building, Room 104
Friday, August 1, 2003 7 pm

200 Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, August 2, 2003 4:30 pm

FREE event; Seats first-come-first-served;Arrive early to get good seats.

Organized by
Friends of South Asia
together with
Nautilus Institute, Berkeley

The Talk

  • Addresses the myths surrounding the Kashmir conflict in India and Pakistan
  • Discusses the way forward and possible solutions for lasting peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

The  Speaker

Mr. Ved Bhasin is the founder and Editor of Kashmir Times; President Jammu & Kashmir Association of Journalists; President Jammu Editors Conference, and President Press Club of Jammu.

Mr. Bhasin is also Chairman, Cultural Forum Jammu and General Secretary, Hindi Sahitya Mandal. In addition, Mr. Bhasin serves as the President of Jammu Peace Committee. He is associated with human rights groups, the Pakistan-India Forum for Peace and Democracy, South Asians for Human Rights, and South Asian Forum for Human Rights.

He has attended national and international seminars, conferences and workshops concerning media, politics, human rights, peace, literature and social work. He participated in the 'Dialogue on Kashmir' in Washington sponsored by US Institute of Peace January 1994. He has delivered series of lectures on the Kashmir dispute all over the world.

Mr. Bhasin has received several awards for journalism, social work, human rights, and cultural and environment work. Recently, he was appointed as a member to the prestigious "Jammu & Kashmir Rehabilitation Committee" which is headed by the Chief Minister of Kashmir.

Before coming to the Bay area, he was in Washington to attend the International Kashmir Peace Conference as a guest speaker.

Directions and Parking at Stanford

The street address of the Gates Computer Science Building is: 353 Serra Street Stanford, CA 94305

Directions and Parking at Berkeley

Wheeler Hall is near the south side of the UC Berkeley campus.

Coming on University Ave from I-80/880, make a right on Oxford, left on Durant, Left on Telegraph;

Proceed north from Telegraph onto campus, go through Sather Gate, and Wheeler Hall will be on your right.

Founded in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area, FOSA brings together people with roots in various parts of South Asia, as well as other well-wishers of the region. FOSA's mission is to achieve a peaceful, prosperous, and hate-free South Asia--most immediately working towards a demilitarized, nuclear-free South Asia and promoting respect for, and celebrating the diversity and plurality of South Asia. FOSA works to promote amity between countries and communities, working towards a South Asia where the rights of all minorities are respected and protected regardless of religious, ethnic, sexual or other differences. FOSA carries out its work through people-to-people contacts, dialog, and other non-violent,non-exclusionary means; working as a single group and with other organizations that share similar aspirations. FOSA's website is at

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