Not All Terrorists Are Alike

Some can actually be reasoned with, and India should test that theory in Kashmir

At the heart of the dispute over Kashmir is a conflict of definitions. The Kashmir problem has its roots in a botched decolonization that took place more than 50 years ago, when the British partitioned India so as to create a majority Muslim state, Pakistan. Kashmir had a Muslim majority but a Hindu prince, who chose to join India; its status has been in dispute ever since. For Pakistan, Kashmir has always been seen in terms of a national liberation struggle, and those fighting there are viewed as soldiers in an honorable cause. India, for its part, sees the guerrillas who...

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