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Thursday, 28 June, 2001, 16:37 GMT 17:37 UK
Religious festival draws Hindus and Muslims
About a hundred thousand Hindus and Muslims have gathered for a week-long religious festival on the border between Pakistan and India.

The pilgrims are celebrating the life of a holy man Baba Daleep Singh Manhas, who lived 300 years ago and is revered by both Hindus and Muslims.

An Indian paramilitary force that organises the festival every year said many more people have gathered at the shrine at Baba Chamliyal than for some time.

A BBC correspondent says the mood is especially jubilant this year with enthusiasm about the forthcoming summit meeting between India and Pakistan.

Pakistanis have been crossing the border to visit the site since partition in 1947, stopping only during the with India in 1965.

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