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Kashmir turmoil

India and Pakistan's latest peace deal sparks hope and doubt

Villagers eye tense border warily, recalling past cease-fire violations

BEGA, India -- Deshraj Choudhary, who lives in the village of Bega, on the Indian side of the border separating Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, is both hopeful and apprehensive.

Choudhary has witnessed more than three decades of violence in this troubled region. After a recent pledge by India and Pakistan to bring peace to the border, he wants to believe in change but is uncertain that it can happen.

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