Kashmir Bus Brings More Hopes for Peace

via www.economist.com

It is only a bus, but it gives a tired-looking peace process a burst of life. AT LAST, what looks like a breakthrough in the long quest for peace by India and Pakistan. Optimists believe that the opening of the roads linking the two halves of Kashmir could be the bond that keeps the peace. More generally, the reopening of transport links means the restoration of age-old trading routes in the subcontinent. It takes nearly eight hours by road from Amritsar in Indian Punjab to Jammu, the closest point in Indian Kashmir.