[QODLink]
Inside Story
Taking on the Kashmir issue?
The Indian government is under growing pressure to scrap emergency law in this troubled region.
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2010 11:22 GMT

Manmohan Singh, the Indian prime minister, said that dialogue is the only way forward to defuse the ongoing tension in Kashmir.

Singh met with leaders of political parties to discuss the situation in this Indian-administered region, as it is being hit, yet again, by deadly violence.

Scores of people have been killed in the worst clashes in decades. Since Sunday the government has imposed an round-the-clock curfew.

The Indian government is under growing pressure to scrap emergency law in this troubled region and address the population's many woes.
 
So, is India prepared to take on the Kashmir issue? And what are the strategic risks in a highly volatile region?
 
Inside Story, with presenter Nick Clark, discusses with Radha Kumar, a trustee at the Delhi Policy Group, Prem Shankar Jha, the author of Kashmir 1947: The origins of a dispute, and Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, a senior fellow for South Asia at The International Institute for Strategic Studies.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Featured
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
Baja California - with its own grim history of disappeared people - finds a voice in the fight against violence.
Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 - the world's largest per capita prison population after the US.
Weeks of growing protests against Muslims continue in Dresden with 15,000 hitting the streets last Monday.