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Pakistani Journalists Arrive in India for Unprecedented Kashmir Visit - 2004-10-03

A group of Pakistani journalists has arrived in India for an unprecedented visit to the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. Indian officials say the delegation crossed the border between the two nuclear rivals Sunday at Wagah in India's northern state of Punjab.

It is the first such visit since India and Pakistan gained independence from Britain in 1947. It follows pledges from both countries to ease visa restrictions.

The journalists said they wanted an objective look at the situation in the disputed region. They plan to meet top government officials, separatist leaders and other groups during their visit.