Sunday, October 30, 2005

Kashmir Border to Be Opened for Quake Aid

NYT reported Pakistan and India agreed early on Sunday to open the disputed frontier in earthquake-stricken Kashmir for the first time in their embittered 58-year history, officials said. Starting on Nov. 7, Kashmiris from divided families will be allowed to cross on foot at five points on the Line of Control, the military line that divides parts of the Himalayan region that is claimed in its entirety by both India and Pakistan. Officials from both countries met in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Saturday in an effort to reach an agreement, and the talks ran well past midnight.

This is very good news, and may lead to a solution to the dispute between these two nuclear-armed countries.

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