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India Holds Talks With Kashmir Leaders

In their first talks with the Indian government, Kashmiri separatist leaders agreed Thursday that all violence in the divided Himalayan region should stop. In return, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee agreed to hold a first-ever meeting with the separatists on Friday, and the Indian government pledged further talks in late March. The agreement that violence should end was significant because some members of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, the group of political parties involved in the talks, were militants in the past or have links with guerrillas. Full Story

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