A whole population that challenges the Indian rule is identified as an enemy that can be dealt with only through exceeding violence. On the ground, a cobweb of military installations and camps acts as an instrument for the military to identify, persecute, and maintain a hold on the local population. In Kashmiri rural areas, one finds an army camp after every three kilometers and in some places, the pervasion is even deeper.
Author: Iymon Majid & Mudasir Amin
Iymon Majid and Mudasir Amin are research scholars at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.