Amarnath Yatra Suspension: Given the Yatra's top-notch security, the threat perception was clearly huge
Our forces guarding the Amarnath Yatra do a stellar job while battling extraordinarily hard conditions. For the Yatra to thus be cancelled, despite such security, the danger had to be huge.
Many young Kashmiris want an Islamic caliphate and sharia law. They prefer jihadi groups like Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. And they increasingly reject Pakistani terror outfits.
The Valley’s domination within the state has been a bone of contention. Home Minister Amit Shah could zero in on it.
Rizwan was a highly popular teacher in Awantipora, which is very near the Pulwama attack site. His death in custody has touched a raw nerve in Kashmir. Where will the demonstrations and anger now lead?
India and Pakistan are locked in the awful embrace of conflict. But escalations are detrimental for people on either side of the border.