September 27, 2016

Caspian Report: Unrest in Kashmir

A series of violent protests is disrupting the stability in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir. What started out as the death of one militant commander, has since escalated into a violent standoff between Indian security forces and local residents. As of this writing, more than 60 people have been killed and over 7.000 civilians and 4.000 security personnel have been injured.

In some places, the crisis has compelled the local authorities to impose a curfew. And, in other areas, telecommunications have been cut off and many schools, colleges, and businesses have been closed. In this report, we will go over the historic context of the Kashmir conflict as well as address the underlying motives for the current crisis.