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February 18, 2005

More than two years after it was first proposed by India, New Delhi and Islamabad agreed to start the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service from April 7.

The blurring of the LoC

As Kashmiris on both sides of the border rejoiced, hawks in India and Pakistan sounded cautionary notes.

Security risk, said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

Sellout on Kashmir, said the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI).

Insignificant, said the separatists in the valley.

All Indians and Pakistanis can take the bus. However, it will not be open to citizens of other countries.

Application forms for travel will be available with the designated authorities in Srinagar and Muzaffarabad.

The rocky road to Muzaffarbad

This is what it looks like, courtesy Hamid Mir, our senior contributor based in Pakistan.

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Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: issuing of these ''entry cards''

Can this form be termed as an "entry card" to enter another country. Only a highly biased or insensible must have drafted this form. ...

Posted by Siddharth

Sub: Crossing Pernit for LOC

If this is what the permit will look like I can imagine how many terrorists could infiltrate the border. This is worse than a ration ...

Posted by sushanth dabbiru

Sub: Srinagar bus

I think this would be another one of those where India realizes later that it was a big blunder. Anyone remembers Lahore Bus - Kargil? ...

Posted by Tarun Gupta

Sub: First Look: LOC crossing point

Srinagar Muzzafarabad bus service is asignificant turn in Indo Pak relations. This agreement dilutes Indian position on J & K,to the extent that Indian Government ...

Posted by Purushottam Singi


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