Pakistan and India to resume diplomatic talks

Diplomats from India and Pakistan will meet on February 25 for the first time since the Mumbai attacks in 2008. Pakistan has denied involvement, but India broke off relations insisting that groups based in Pakistan were behind the devastating attacks that killed 173 people. One of the major issues to be addressed is the Kashmir region, a mountainous area that is divided by India and Pakistan. Muslims in the Indian part of Kashmir have been fighting to join Pakistan which is a majority Muslim state, Al Jazeera.

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One response to “Pakistan and India to resume diplomatic talks

  1. neel123

    Kashmir will be discussed along with Balochistan.

    India has always supported the rights of the Baloch people, being trampled upon by the Pakistani military for last several decades.

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