A literary festival in Pakistan's Lahore draws thousands

Amid Kashmir tensions, writers from India, Pakistan and around the world discuss politics and art.

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    While security has been tightened in the Indian-administered Kashmir region after the worst attack in decades, a bevvy of international authors has gathered in Pakistan's cultural hub, Lahore for a literary festival.

    The organisers are hoping that the cultural exchange will lead to more understanding among participants.

    But that's tempered by greater government scrutiny.

     

    Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Lahore,


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