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The killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani has changed the Kashmir discourse. Unlike in 2008 and 2010, when the valley erupted during the summers, this time, protesters are exhibiting defiance. They are associating themselves with a militant.  
 

The ongoing street protests in Kashmir have unveiled the new dynamics of conflict. Common Kashmiris are faced with an inescapable dilemma. There is an unfathomable reservoir of sympathy with stone-throwing crowds in streets.

 

The military coup against Turkey's civilian leadership came at a heavy price. With the Syrian crisis rapidly refracting onto Turkey and the Kurdish rebellion reinvigorated in eastern Anatolia, Turkey needs its military in top shape, now more than ever before in its modern history

 

The failed coup attempt in Turkey is not a return to the periodic coups of the past but a warning to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his overweening ambition to be a modern Ataturk in the 21st century has more critics than he had imagined.

 

Can he junk Hindutva to resolve crisis?

 

The death of more than 30 Kashmiri youths is both painful and inexcusable. Every Indian who believes in democratic values and our constitutional system must feel slightly diminished after the post-Burhan Wani bloodshed. It is no consolation that agents provocateurs may have been at work. After three decades of insurgency, militancy and organised confusion, we should have been wiser. 

 
 

In 2010, Chinese foreign minister Yang Jiechi famously declared, as he glowered at his Singapore counterpart, that “China is a big country and other countries are small countries, and that’s just a fact”.

 
 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a crisis meeting of his top ministers and officials to discuss the situation in troubled Kashmir Valley where an uneasy calm has been prevailing since the death of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani on July 7, 2016 in a firefight, resulting in the eruption of violent clashes between protesters and the armed forces, writes Chayanika Saxena for South Asia Monitor.

 

Even before the shock of brutal massacre of innocents in Dhaka could be painfully absorbed, reports from Baghdad informed the world of a much bigger onslaught by the Islamic State, killing over 200 people. Next was the Great Mosque in Jeddah. In India, a Pampore was already there. Terrorist killings in the name of religion have now become a daily affair. 

 
 

Close on the heels of the Holey Artisan Bakery attack in Dhaka’s posh Gulshan area on July 1, came the brutal attack on a multi-storeyed shopping mall in one of busiest corners of Baghdad on July 3. 

 
 


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