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Separatists meet Indian PM

Moderate Kashmir separatists have held a meeting with India’s prime minister, a day after key talks with his deputy. On Thursday they agreed a statement with LK Advani calling for dialogue and an end to Kashmir violence. More than 60,000 people have died in over a decade of violence in Kashmir, claimed by both India and Pakistan since partition in 1947. Correspondents say the main difficulty will be in persuading militants to lay down their weapons. The separatist leaders involved in the talks with the central government do not exert influence over the militants. Full Story

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