ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Dilemmas for Citizenship in Kashmir

Censorship for Counter-insurgency

The logic backing surveillance of the media and internet on grounds of their potential to cause unrest and violence is flawed. India's preference for an authoritarian policy in Kashmir with regard to media and more recently social media surveillance and control is counterproductive to its own long-term goals of integrating Kashmiris as willing partners in a democracy premised on the promise of discursive participation and equal citizenship.

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