May 7, 2012

Kashmir Killing Indian Democracy

Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg

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In July 1995, an Islamic fundamentalist group called Al Faran kidnapped six foreign tourists, including two Americans, in Kashmir. For a few weeks, the world’s attention was fixed on the Himalayan valley as the allegedly Pakistan-backed militants negotiated with Indian security officials and foreign diplomats. Eventually, one of the Americans escaped. Another hostage, a Norwegian, was beheaded. The other four were never found.

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