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The Kashmir Conundrum: How Did We Get Here?

The Kashmir Conundrum: How Did We Get Here?

The Kashmir Valley is on the boil once again. The Srinagar by-polls on April 9 recorded the lowest ever turnout of 7.13%. The polling took place amidst widespread violence and arson resulting in nine deaths. The unrest is just as palpable on social media as it is on the ground and both seem to be feeding into each other. On one hand we have a video showing a CRPF jawan being heckled at a polling booth, on the other we have a civilian being used as a human shield by the Army. On this edition of We The People, we ask: How did we get here? Did governments, both at the Centre and the state, wither away dividends of peace after the unrest of 2010 subsided? Why are more and more Kashmiri youngsters turning to militancy? And does the Modi government have a roadmap for peace in the troubled Valley? Is dialogue with all stakeholders the only way out of this violent and long-drawn stalemate?