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Protesters in New Delhi want to take on Pakistan

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No Progress in the India-Pakistan Standoff
Pakistan spurned Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's peace proposal. A Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman described the plan for joint patrols along Kashmir's disputed Line of Control as unlikely to work because of the state of relations between the two countries, which regularly exchange artillery and machine-gun fire. Pakistan said six civilians died in recent attacks. Earlier Vajpayee refused to meet Pakistan's President, General Pervez Musharraf, at a conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan, until cross-border terrorism ceases. Police in Indian-administered Kashmir said that they killed at least six members of Lashkar-e-Toiba, a...

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