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Sreenivasan Jain: Cost of conflict in Kashmir

Talk of azadi will remain hollow given how deeply the Valley is locked into a cycle of dependence

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Sreenivasan Jain 

Sreenivasan Jain

As Kashmir is plunged into a fresh crisis, I tried to reach out to a handful of young craftsmen and women from the Valley. They are part of an initiative I have been associated with which provides financial support to young entrepreneurs who are keeping alive Kashmir's rich crafts traditions, but may lack support systems.

The initiative was conceived at a time not unlike the present (but which now seems benign in comparison) — the summer of 2010, when prolonged strikes and curfews impacted livelihoods, especially of those at the lower end of the economic chain. Since that volatile ...

First Published: Mon, August 15 2016. 21:49 IST
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