India’s Crackdown in Kashmir Has Brought Calm, but Not Peace

India’s Crackdown in Kashmir Has Brought Calm, but Not Peace
An Indian policeman stands guard as Kashmiri men wait in line during a surprise security check on pedestrians in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Jan. 9, 2023 (AP photo by Mukhtar Khan).

New Delhi’s latest effort to establish “peace and normalcy” in the Jammu and Kashmir region has muzzled even the most vocal of Kashmiris. So if silence is the goal of the campaign, it has worked. Yet the false sense of peace created by improvements in the economy and security landscape belies the stark reality on the ground.

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