India-Pakistan: March 7, 2004


In Kashmir, Indian security personnel continue to battle separatist rebels. The police have a well developed informer network among the Moslem population, and the tips keep coming, as do the raids on rebel hideouts. The separatist rebels campaign of terror against the Moslem population (to discourage informers) has backfired. While there is still support for the rebels among the Moslem population, these supporters are not the majority. Some villages and neighborhoods are largely pro-rebel, but these areas become the targets of sustained police activity. Most Kashmiris are tired of all the violence and are increasingly willing to accept peace on just about any terms (including continuing to be a part of India.) 




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