Rioting in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, which appeared in mid-July to be ending, has gotten worse over the past several weeks. A profound observation by American writer Richard Shelton neatly summarizes the recent violence: “wars occur because men want them/and peace occurs when they are tired” (Selected Poems, 1969-1981). The people of […]

Over the past few weeks, six people have died, with hundreds injured, during the worst sectarian rioting in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir in decades. While the rioting did not directly involve the Ladakhi people, the continuing sectarian clashes in the state foster a climate of strife and violence that affects everyone in […]