Opinion: Modi’s India is a bad example for Kashmiris — Deutsche welle de

For almost a year, New Delhi has been trying to pacify angry protesters in Kashmir. DW’s Shamil Shams says an intolerant India under PM Modi’s leadership cannot bring the disgruntled Kashmiri youth under its fold.

Kashmir | Ausschreitungen in Srinagar (Reuters/D. Ismail)

Since July last year, Indian authorities have been trying to quell unrest in the Kashmir valley. They have used their military force, the state government has used the available political means to pacify the angry youth, and they have also employed the usual narrative that Pakistan is behind the violence. But nothing has worked so far.

The unrest, which started with the last year’s killing of Burhan Wani, a young Kashmiri separatist leader, has not only sustained but also been spiking by the day. This has left many Indians perplexed as to what is driving this new anti-India movement in Kashmir.

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