Episode 20 | "Identity crisis in the Valley after Aug 5, India's policy to catch and kill young militants will backfire, crucial that youth are taken into confidence" | In conversation with Kaiser Andrabi

Episode 20,  Nov 27, 2019, 12:30 AM

114 days of communication blockade since August 5, postpaid mobile services restored, internet and prepaid mobile services still down

In yesterday's episode, we spoke with Kaiser Andrabi about the situation in South Kashmir. We listened to interviews with families of those who've joined militant ranks. We also looked at the manner in which militancy is taking shape in Kashmir in the aftermath of August 5. 

In today's episode, we will continue our conversation with Kaiser where he speaks about how the youth of Anantnag and Shopian are going through an 'identity crisis' because of the abrogation of Article 370. This, he says, is creating a sense of alienation among them. Adding to this is the approach of the Indian government to 'catch and kill' young, educated militants. 

The consensus among those Kaiser spoke to in South Kashmir is that till the Indian government engages with the youth of Kashmir, things are bound to further spiral out of control. 

Included are excerpts of interviews with families of active and slain militants from South Kashmir.