Violence has flared again after months of calm in Indian Kashmir.

In the past four weeks, security forces fought with demonstrators demanding independence from India and killed some 17 protesters, many of them teenagers.

All this happened as India and Pakistan met for talks to ease tensions.

But the renewed violence could have exactly the opposite effect as each country claims the entirety of Kashmir as its own.


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New Delhi accuses Islamabad of arming and training the fighters, but Pakistan says it gives the separatists only moral and diplomatic support.

On Tuesday's show we ask: What can India do to end tensions in the Himalayan region?

Our guests are Basharat Peer, a Kashmiri journalist and author, and K.C. Singh, a former Indian diplomat.

This episode of the Riz Khan show aired from Tuesday, July 20, 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera