More than 50,000 Kashmiris have died in the last 25 years because of a long political conflict. The scale of violence in Indian-administered Kashmir has decreased in the last decade but heavy-handed security tactics and a lack of enquiry into state-sanctioned violence continue to widen the trust deficit between Kashmiris and the Indian state.
Local and international human rights organizations accuse India of a legacy of extrajudicial killings, torture and rape. The armed forces killed more than 40 Kashmiri civilians in protests this July.
Today’s young Kashmiris have grown up with the effects of militarization in their homes, schools and streets. Many have picked up pens, spoken out and created art.
A web documentary by Roberto Drilea and Sanya Mansoor
Created at the Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism