Mohamad Junaid teaches Anthropology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
The Indian government's measures to bring Kashmir under direct rule by New Delhi attempts to erase the Kashmiri political identity and will inflame an already simmering resistance.
Torture may shatter the world of its Kashmiri victims, but it is Indian society that is becoming irretrievably corroded.
Violence in Kashmir does not take place within a vacuum, and the Indian government will only aggravate it further if it does not concede that its root causes lie in its treatment of Kashmiris.
The latest diplomatic fiasco between Pakistan and India is further evidence that the Kashmir issue can only be resolved if Kashmiris are given an equal seat at the table.
Kashmir has been in a state of military lockdown for over 100 days. Despite scores killed and wounded, many Kashmiris see resistance and independence as the only end in sight.
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