Poverty is an outcome of terrorism not a precursor to it. As it is often pointed out. Studying the advent of terrorism in different parts of the globe: Afghanistan, Jammu and Kashmir, and Syria; there is a similar pattern that led to terrorism getting entrenched in the region. Cover Image: orfonline.org
In the aftermath of Pulwama, the Indian government has begun to walk the talk on terrorism. This clampdown on terrorism seems to have ruffled the feathers of Kashmiri political leaders. To secure their votebank and ensure their survival, they have fallen back on the tried and tested method of blackmailing the government. But do their threats hold good?