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Why Kashmir's Armed Insurgency Is Not a Variant of Terrorism

Viewing Kashmir’s armed insurgency as a variant of terrorism fails to explain Rafi Bhat’s case. It is hard to blame a mix of poverty, unemployment and lumpen elements as the cause for armed militancy. Bhat’s militancy, like that of many who lost their lives before him, challenges the statist narrative that is carved out in the national imagination by news outlets and rightwing political networks.
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