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A Whole New Line
Pakistani editors invited to break the Ramadan fast last week with President Pervez Musharraf were treated to palm dates, curried pastries — and a radical new approach to Pakistan's bitter, 57-year-old dispute with India over Kashmir. Pakistan has long insisted on a plebiscite among Kashmiris to determine whether the people of the troubled Himalayan region should be part of India or Pakistan. For just as long, India has refused to hold such a referendum.

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