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India Says Kashmir Incursions Will Not Hurt Peace Process

  • VOA News

A top Indian military official says militants who regularly cross from Pakistan over the line of control dividing Kashmir will not derail the peace process between India and Pakistan.

Lieutenant General S.S. Dhillon told reporters that Pakistan is aware of the illegal movements, but said it would take something, in his words, more violent and spectacular to derail the 20-month-old peace process.

Pakistan on Monday accused Indian soldiers of crossing the line of control and seizing a Pakistani villager. Officials in Pakistan on Tuesday said the man was later released.

Also today, police in Indian Kashmir say suspected Islamic militants raided a village about 150 kilometers north of Jammu and shot and killed six male members of a Muslim family.

India accuses Pakistan of arming Muslim rebels who have been fighting for Kashmir's independence or merger with Pakistan since 1989. The insurgency in the disputed region has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

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