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2006-05-26 08:38:46

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Kashmir's chief Islamic priest and leading separatist on Friday dismissed talks between New Delhi and local political leaders as a useless "seminar" that failed to achieve anything. After two days of talks with mainly pro-Indian politicians -- separatists boycotted the round table -- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday he had asked them to set up five panels to look at Kashmir's future, including one on "special status." But Mirwaiz Umar...

2006-05-25 12:33:44

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ended talks in Kashmir on Thursday promising to set up new groups to look at the region's problems but making no significant headway in easing the dispute. "I am especially confident that I see light at the end of the tunnel, there is a ray of hope..." Singh told reporters after two days of talks with mostly pro-India Kashmiri politicians in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. He promised to...

2006-05-25 05:22:08

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held a second day of round-table peace talks in Kashmir on Thursday, but the main militant group warned there could never be peace as long as they were excluded. As the final day's session began, initial police reports said suspected militants may have killed 10 people in a district in the northwest of Indian-administered Kashmir. Police said they had sent a team to investigate. The state's summer...

2006-05-24 12:45:25

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed on Wednesday to Kashmiri militants in Pakistan to "come home," at the same time telling his troops to be more humane as he pressed forward with peace talks. Despite some of the tightest security in years in one of the world's most militarized cities, Islamist rebels set off five grenades in the summer capital, Srinagar, injuring at least 19 civilians and nine policemen. None of the attacks were...

2006-05-24 00:40:41

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of troops sealed off the summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived for a peace meeting which Islamist militants have threatened to disrupt. Troops took positions along roads blocked by barbed wires as Srinagar almost shut down a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the city, wounding over two dozen soldiers. Singh flew into heavily guarded Srinagar airport and took a helicopter...

2006-05-03 04:51:38

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Kashmiri separatists will try to revive a faltering peace process on Wednesday in talks overshadowed by this week's massacre of Hindus and rising violence in the disputed region. Singh's meeting with the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella alliance of two dozen political separatist groups, is the second since he took power in 2004. But Hurriyat comes to New Delhi this time with more than a little skepticism: they...

2006-05-02 23:29:32

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Kashmiri separatists will try to revive a faltering peace process on Wednesday in talks overshadowed by this week's massacre of Hindus and resurgent violence in the disputed region. Singh's meeting with the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella alliance of two dozen political separatist groups, is the second since he took power in 2004. But Hurriyat comes to New Delhi this time with more than a little skepticism:...

2006-05-01 08:00:49

By Ashok Pahalwan JAMMU, India (Reuters) - Suspected Islamic militants shot dead at least 35 Hindus in Indian-administered Kashmir ahead of crucial talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Kashmiri separatists, officials and police said on Monday. In one of the bloodiest massacres in recent months, militants struck two remote Hindu-dominated mountainous villages in Doda district, some 170 km (100 miles) northeast of Jammu, Kashmir's winter capital, early on Monday, and gunned...

2006-03-24 06:45:29

AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on Friday for a "treaty of peace, security and friendship" with Pakistan that would replace decades of hostility with a common quest for progress. "The time has come to leave behind the animosities and the misgivings of the past and to think the unthinkable of moving together in pursuit of our common objective of getting rid of chronic poverty, ignorance and disease," Singh said. "I make this offer to the people...

2006-02-25 04:00:40

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched a peace conference on Saturday with pro-India parties and minority Hindu groups in restive Kashmir, but the talks are seen as being undermined by a boycott by separatists. Singh opened the conference by calling upon those boycotting the meeting to join talks in the future. "I am also confident that others who are not here will eventually join us once they see the obvious merits in sharing ideas and...


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