To see the global context of the Kashmir issue, read Assassinations and Plots
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SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017
The BBC has a story about the death of a 12-year old in Srinagar that sums up the situation in the valley with the following "Five things to know about Kashmir."
Anyone who wants to understand why Kashmir is the way it is, must also understand the following:
When Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolent campaign for independence threatened to make India ungovernable, British colonial rulers let loose a cold blooded campaign of mass murder and terrorism to split the country along religious lines in 1947.
It is necessary to keep all that in mind in trying to understand the tragic unnecessary death of a 12-year old in Kashmir.