International community pushing India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue

By July 10, 2007

(MNN) — Pakistan remains
committed to the peace process and composite dialogue with India, which is
now in its fourth round.

That commitment could be stretched over an attack Monday on
a Kashmiri official by separatist militants shows the region remains unsettled. In fact, there has been an increase in
violence in the Himalayan region with the onset of summer. 

Words of Hope's Lee DeYoung: "People of Kashir have
suffered a great deal of turmoil as militant activity, on the part of Islamic
separatists, and those who would want to see Pakistan
become more closely allied with Kashmir rather than India." 

Due to the need, Words of Hope partnered with groups like
FEBA and IBRA Radio, and Gospel For Asia in broadcasts in the Kashmiri language
to the people of Kashmir which is
overwhelmingly Islamic.

The program is being produced by Kashmiri believers. DeYoung says their WOH teams are working with
Srinagar, where the Kashmiri program is heard, Jammu which hears the Dogri
program, Dehra Dun which hears the Tibetan broadcast, the Bhutan border area
which hears the Dzongkha program, Ranchi, and New Delhi.

Their placement is critical in the timing of outreach,
explains DeYoung. "The kinds of
militant violence that has plagued the Kashmir Valley
has really caused a hunger among the people. 
Many of them are tired of jihad and of this kind of violence and this
kind of unsettled turmoil, and they're open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our
broadcasts are being heard by many and are being responded to."

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