The summit meeting between Indian and Pakistani leaders that was to pave the way for resolution of the Kashmir conflict failed, and in its wake a surge in violence has hit the troubled region. Within days of the unsuccessful summit some 90 people were killed in Kashmir, among them 19 Hindus in Doda district who were dragged from their homes and killed by unidentified militants. A bomb blast in Srinigar also injured eight. Travel to Kashmir should be avoided.
In Manipur, thousands of protesters defied curfews in the capital, Imphal, to protest the government’s extension of a cease-fire with Naga rebels in neighboring Nagaland. Protests began in June and 16 people have been killed in subsequent violence. In this latest round, Indian Airlines canceled all flights to Imphal.