India-Pakistan Cease-Fire

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Since India and Pakistan gained independence in 1947, they-ve been fighting over Kashmir. The mountainous border region is the only Muslim province in India, a secular country dominated by Hindus, and hostilities between India and Muslim Pakistan run deep. Since an Islamic uprising began in Kashmir 14 years ago, 50,000 people have been killed. India says Pakistan has fomented the violence, and just last year, more than a million soldiers were ready for war. So, last week-s declaration of a cease-fire along the border brought a sigh of relief worldwide, especially because both India and Pakistan have developed nuclear weapons. We get perspective from experts on South Asia history, security and politics from all three sides of the dispute.
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