If all the suspects are declared innocent, the responsibility for whatever happens must lie with the victims, for victims are the only certainties in any case.
Rather than treating Kashmiris as part of the problem, India must involve them in the process of resolving the Kashmir issue.
The simple point of this strategy is that aggressively administered stupidity is stupefying. It is too much of a struggle keeping the daily battering at bay – “nationalism”; “beef”; sedition charges, slogans, and two bodies dangling from a tree in Jharkhand.
Shaktiman, the mare whose leg was amputated after an assault by political activists, is a symbol of our broken republic – a permanent and searing reminder of the dark forces that now threaten to consume us and our possible futures.