From Wall Steet Journal: “The Flag March won’t fix Kashmir”
“The problem that the government confronts has no military solution. The anger that has spilled out into the warren-like streets of Kashmir’s villages is not the work of Pakistan-supported jihadi terrorists or organized indigenous separatists. Instead it is the spontaneous outburst of a generation of young Kashmiris who have witnessed much hardship over the last two decades of the insurgency.
This anger has its roots in economic stagnation”
“Mr. (Manmohan) Singh, who is widely considered to be above the political fray and neutral actor, can offer to introduce some legislation that is likely to address long-held demands for regional autonomy (sic).”