South Asia Monitor: Beyond Kashmir's Summer of Violence
December 9, 2010
Nearly six months of regular violence in Kashmir have brought to the fore a new generation of protesters, unimpressed by the traditional separatist leadership and armed with stones—and the Internet. India’s appointment of three non-politicians as “interlocutors” with the Kashmiris has raised some hopes. To get any real traction, such gestures will need to be supplemented with outreach to Pakistan, serious implementation of the interlocutors’ recommendations, and stronger leadership within Kashmir.