August 15, 2010
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India offers talks to end Kashmir violence (Associated Press, 15 August 2010)
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Prime minister Manmohan Singh said Kashmir was 'an integral part of India'. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPAPosted by Orrin Judd at August 15, 2010 12:37 PM
India's prime minister has appealed to the people of Indian-controlled Kashmir to end violent protests and said his government was 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."