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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Historic Moment In Kashmir Dispute?

Pakistan and India have agreed a deal allowing for the opening of the line of control to enable relief items as well as families to cross the border into Pakistan.

Not only is this an important step in itself, but perhaps as significantly it was agreed despite today's terrible bombings in Delhi.

Normally I treat such agreements with caution as it seems that progress is always undermined by increased tension between the two countries in the aftermath of things such as terrorist attacks.

The fact that the bombings did not derail the negotiations suggests a maturing of the relationship between the two states and gives me cause for optimism that further progress can be made in the future.

In the meantime, more needs to be done for the earthquake survivors. For an interesting idea check out this piece.

2 Comments:

Blogger liberal fundo said...

I think that maturity definitely shined through with pakistan's promptness in condemning the attacks. That gesture in itself was something you would never have seen 10 years ago.

5:11 pm, November 01, 2005  
Blogger reformist_muslim said...

sorry for the late response, i would say that maturity was shown by all sides(except the terrrorists of course) and that i don't think it is productive to place a greater emphasis on the actions of one of the countries.

12:57 am, November 15, 2005  

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