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First Look: LoC crossing permit

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February 18, 2005 14:58 IST

More than two years after it was first proposed by India, New Delhi and Islamabad agreed to start the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service from April 7.

The blurring of the LoC

As Kashmiris on both sides of the border rejoiced, hawks in India and Pakistan sounded cautionary notes.

Security risk, said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

Sellout on Kashmir, said the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI).

Insignificant, said the separatists in the valley.

All Indians and Pakistanis can take the bus. However, it will not be open to citizens of other countries.

Application forms for travel will be available with the designated authorities in Srinagar and Muzaffarabad.

The rocky road to Muzaffarbad

This is what it looks like, courtesy Hamid Mir, our senior contributor based in Pakistan.

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