I have been troubled reading a number of stories and watching debates on the recent Kashmir protests. There is not one Kashmiri that believes a political solution is not needed. They are inclined towards independence from Indian rule. You start thinking if India is doing to them what the British did to the Raj pre-independence. My impression of India trying to bring a progressive Kashmir to the mainstream is going for a toss. The intentions are there but the execution is similar to every other project in India. Lack of will, bureaucratic, filled with corruption and worse, a lack of regard for the public. It is like waking up from a dream of 30 years. How much longer should we live in this illusion?
Here is a letter from a Kashmiri journalist based of New York.
An Indian familiarization tour has been conducted by the Indian army for the Kashmiri youth.