A peace march in Lahore FRIENDS OF SOUTH ASIA (FOSA)
working towards a peaceful, prosperous, and hate-free South Asia
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The basic mission of the "Friends of South Asia" is to achieve a peaceful, prosperous, and hate-free South Asia. The group works towards a demilitarized, nuclear-free South Asia; bringing together people with roots in various parts of South Asia, as well as other well-wishers of the region.

FOSA promotes respect for and celebrates the diversity and plurality of South Asia, promoting amity between countries and communities and working towards a South Asia where the rights of all minorities are respected and protected; regardless of religious, ethnic, sexual or other differences.

FOSA stands in solidarity with other like-minded organizations working on the ground in South Asia; amongst the South Asian diaspora around the world; as well as organizations that share our aspirations for a peaceful world--a world in which every human being can live a full and fruitful life without fear or hindrance.

FOSA aspires to work through people-to-people contacts, dialog, and other non-violent, non-exclusionary means.


FOSA was founded in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area at the turn of 2001/2002 when tensions between the two largest countries in South Asia threatened to break out into a nuclear conflagration.


FOSA vigils were held on the last Saturday of every month at Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto during the period of war-like tensions between India and Pakistan.

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