Inside Story

Kashmir violence: Security or political problem?

Dozens of people have died in the latest round of unrest following the killing of a rebel leader.

There is a tragic predictability to the conflict in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Every so often, unresolved grievances bring large numbers of Kashmiris to the streets.

Protesters are met with tear gas and bullets – and the bloodshed creates more anger.

At least 30 people have died with hundreds more injured in the latest unrest following the killing of Burhan Wani, the 22-year-old rebel leader.

Inside Story asks if it is time for India to change its Kashmir policy. And is political dialogue the answer?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Rakesh Sinha – Director of the India Policy Foundation.

Mirza Waheed – Kashmiri novelist and author of ‘The Book of Gold Leaves’