The pulse in Kashmir

Hope in the Valley

Print edition : June 14, 2013

A Pakistani saying goodbye to his sister leaving for India on the Samjhauta Express, at Lahore railway station on December 24, 2001. The peace initiatives came as a great relief to families separated by the border. Photo: MIAN KHURSHEED/REUTERS

February 5, 1999: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with Army chief General Pervez Musharraf on his way to address troops at Keil, close to the Line of Control. Photo: ZULFIQAR BALTI/AFP

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, hard-line separatist leader, cautioned Sharif not to fall into the "trap of India". Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP

The Delhi-Lahore bus service was a key element in improving India-Pakistan relations. A 2003 picture. Photo: Anu Pushkarna

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, leader of the Hurriyat's moderate faction. He is for Musharraf's four-point formula. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD

Kashmiris are enthusiastic about Nawaz Sharif’s call to restart the peace initiative from where it was left off in 1999 but see Musharraf’s four-point formula as the stepping stone to peace.
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