Stepping Back from Extremism

If India and Pakistan are to make peace, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh noted a few days ago, people have to want it. An attack by six suspected Muslim militants on a contested religious site at Ayodhya in northern India triggered protests last week, as Hindus marched in New Delhi shouting "Down, down Pakistan!" and forced roads and shops to close across the country. Police used water cannons to disperse demonstrators and arrested some 3,000 people. "I have always maintained that we need to carry public opinion to make a success of the peace process," Singh warned as he appealed for...

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