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Journalist Tariq Mir on the Rise of Hard Faith in Kashmir

In Kashmir, adherents of Sufi Islam have long held a deep reverence for the relics, tombs and shrines of mystics who preached the faith centuries ago. But a new movement that seems to parallel the conflict between Pakistan and India over Kashmir is challenging this tolerant strain of Islam, and many young people in Kashmir are turning their backs on the religious traditions of their ancestors in favor of a more rigid view of Islam--the Salafism of the Arabian peninsula. Tariq Mir reports from Kashmir.