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Indians, Pakistanis to march together in US to mark I-Day

Washington will see the unprecedented spectacle of a joint peace march by Pakistani and Indian Americans on Aug 14 to mark their countries' 58th Independence Days.
PTI | By Indo-Asian News Service, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2004 10:26 PM IST

Washington will see the unprecedented spectacle of a joint peace march by Pakistani and Indian Americans on Aug 14 to mark their countries' 58th Independence Days.

"The organisers have chosen 4 pm in the afternoon for the rally when it will still be the Pakistani Independence Day in the US while people in India would have begun their Independence Day celebrations (on Aug 15)," Dawn newspaper reported from Washington.

The organisers, who are people living in the Greater Washington area, have urged Indians and Pakistanis to "celebrate the day as a day of peace for non-violent conflict resolution of all issues", it said.

The joint peace march comes in the wake of the current thaw in relations between the two countries, which have initiated a composite dialogue process to resolve all outstanding issues, including the Kashmir issue.

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