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Playing with fire in Kashmir

The crisis in Kashmir is political and must be resolved politically

Illustration by Binay Saha

Illustration by Binay Saha

Shyam Saran
Post-Pulwama developments in Kashmir are deeply disturbing. The fact that the recent terrorist attack on the CRPF convoy was carried out by a local Kashmiri youth should lead to honest introspection among all right-thinking Indians. What deep resentment and frustration could have led an otherwise normal and educated Kashmiri boy to take this extreme step?

Even if we believe that he was led astray by evil forces across the border, what made him receptive to their dark and murderous intent? In achieving success in eliminating terrorists in the Valley, do we stop and reflect why the number of local recruits
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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 12:34 AM IST

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