India's prime minister appeals to Kashmir protesters

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 15, 2010 17:08

NEW DELHI – India's prime minister appealed Sunday to the people of Indian-controlled Kashmir to end violent protests and said his government is ready to hold talks to resolve their long-standing problems.

"The years of violence should now end. Such violence will not benefit anyone," Manmohan Singh said in a speech marking India's Independence Day.

"We are ready to talk to every person or group which abjures violence."


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