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WAR: New Bus Line a Sign of Peace in Kashmir

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posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 12:59 PM
A new bus line began operating today in war-torn Kashmir, linking the India-controlled area with Pakistan. The 19 passengers aboard the bus were the first to be taken across the border via a civilian transport link in 60 years. The 105 mile route from Srinagar to Muzaffraba was heavily guarded by troops due to terrorist threats on the bus.
New Delhi, India, Apr. 7 (UPI) -- Despite a threat by the Islamic rebels to disrupt the cross-Kashmir bus, the inaugural transportation service to link the two sides of Himalayan region was welcomed with flower petals on Thursday.

Instead of the bullets, rose petals were showered on the passengers as they crossed over the Line of Control into Pakistan.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flagged off the bus at Srinagar, marking a new chapter in the peace process between India and Pakistan. The bus carrying 19 passengers was the first transportation link between the two sides of Kashmir in 60 years.

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This is great news. The India-Pakistan situation is very dangerous to world stability. Anything that signals better relations between these nuclear-armed rivals is surely a good thing.

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posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 05:02 PM
Wow, this seems really good. Maybe there will finally be peace between these two war-torn countries! This just seems to be another event signaling that Bush's war effort is going well.

posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 05:08 PM
Why on earth should Bush get credit for this

Credit should be given to both Pakistani and Indian politicians who are finally realizing that Kashmir is not worth the price of a nuclear war.

posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 05:23 PM
That's great! flower petals instead of bullets! Go Peace!!

Ummm, yeah, what has Bush's war effort have to do with this? India and Pakistan both gots the nukes. I don't get it.

posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 06:49 PM
I think the U.S. has been urging the two sides to talk and make peace, but you're right, this probably isn't a direct result of Bush's War on Terror.

posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 06:54 PM
Bush is the demi-god now of peace and war here in America, so of course any and all credit goes to him....

This is great though....It's good to know that there's a country or two out there making forward progress to unity.....

posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 09:21 PM
Well it's not a completely direct result of Bush's war movement, but Bush has been encouraging change in the middle-east now for a while. It just seems like things are finally starting to change. Plus yeah, the U.S. has been involved in this for a while now too.

posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 11:45 PM
Regardless of what helped pave the way for this it is very good news.

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