September 11, 2016

A PEOPLE WHO THINK THEMSELVES A NATION ARE ONE:

Anti-India Sentiment Hardens in Kashmir's Summer of Unrest : Death toll rises as protests enter third month, pressing for self-determination (RAYMOND ZHONG, Sept. 11, 2016, WSJ)

A mounting death toll in Kashmir, where street protests erupted after security forces killed a well-known separatist fighter this summer, is stoking long-smoldering public anger with Indian rule in the Himalayan region.

Efforts by New Delhi to calm tensions across the mostly Muslim section of Kashmir it controls--neighboring Pakistan administers another--have foundered as the violence stretches into a third month, fueling resentment and raising the prospect of a return to armed struggle. [...]

Separatist leaders say the government isn't taking their demands seriously. They refused to negotiate with Indian politicians who traveled last week to Srinagar, the state's summer capital, saying the delegation wasn't ready to discuss the core issue of Kashmiri self-determination.

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