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Re "India's War At Home" [Oct. 26]: While it is true that New Delhi's military methods are alienating Kashmiri youth, we also need to appreciate that India has little choice in the matter. If the government follows a pacifist policy, the separatists and jihadis will indulge in bullying tactics and recruit more youth to extremism. When more repressive methods are adopted, they inflame passions and antagonize the local populace. In either situation, various steps taken by the Indian government favoring Kashmiris are forgotten. For example, non-Kashmiri Indians are barred from even owning property in the state...

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