Pak Peace Coalition forum to pay tribute to Gandhian activist Nirmala Deshpande

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Karachi, July 1 (ANI): An Indian delegation comprising of intellectuals from different spheres and human rights activists would be arriving here tomorrow (Thursday) to pay tribute to the renowned Gandhian activist, Nirmala Deshpande.

The delegation which includes senior journalist Jatin Desai, famous social activist Dr Sandeep Pandey, and renowned human rights activist Kavita Srivastava and several others would be participating in a forum named 'Promoting Peace in South Asia and Remembering Didi Nirmala Deshpande' here.

It is being organized by the Pakistan Peace Coalition, The Daily Times reports.

Deshpande, who passed away in May 2008, was a famous peace activist of South Asia and is primarily remembered for her undying efforts to promote the Gandhian ideology to reduce communal violence and encourage peace and cordial relations between India and Pakistan.

One of the members of the delegation, Dr Sandeep Pandey is a renowned social activist and is the founder of 'Asha Parivar'.

The 'Asha Parivar' primarily focuses on strengthening democracy at the grassroots level.

Another member of the delegation, Jatin Desai, is famous for his articles on South Asian issues and Indo-Pak relations.

Kavita Srivastava, another famous human activist, is the national secretary for People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).

She also launched a campaign for the release of PUCL National Vice President Binayak Sen, who was illegally arrested by the Chhattisgarh police and jailed for over two years. (ANI)

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