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Indian PM defends Kashmir peace talks as “serious”

A general strike, a boycott and more violence greeted Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as he arrived in Kashmir, but he defended two days of peace talks here as a “serious initiative”. Police said at least three civilians and two paramilitary troopers were wounded when a grenade was thrown in a residential area of Srinagar where the peace talks were scheduled for later in the day. The streets of the state summer capital were deserted after hardline separatists called the strike which closed shops, businesses, schools and banks. Full Story

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