Essay

Terrorism in Kashmir

Print edition : September 16, 2016

Kashmiri police engage with protesters in Batmallo, Srinagar, on July 10. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Mehbooba Mufti. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Neither Omar Abdullah nor Mehbooba Mufti can persuade the leaderless young to desist as they are perceived to belong to New Delhi. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

A Kashmiri boy outside his house as paramilitary personnel stand guard in the street on July 25. The militarisation of Kashmir has led to an increased radicalisation of children and their participation in protests. Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

Kashmir remains an open question. But the answer does not lie in branding protesters as terrorists and using brute force to stifle dissent. An ad hoc accord is the need of the hour.
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