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Wrath of Kashmir

Print edition : August 19, 2016

Burhan Wani's funeral procession in Tral, 38 km south of Srinagar, on July 9. Photo: AP

A protest march in Srinagar on July 28. Curfew was lifted in most parts of the Valley, but shops and businesses remained shut in response to a strike call. Photo: Mukhtar Khan/AP

Kashmiri women shout pro-independence slogans as they march towards the office of the United Nations Military Observer Group in Srinagar on July 29. The police fired tear gas and used wooden batons to disperse the protesters. Photo: Mukhtar Khan/AP

The anger in the streets of Kashmir is not about economic stagnation or unemployment; it is about the people’s aspiration to live a life of dignity. It is high time New Delhi woke up to the reality.

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