A lack of political leadership threatens to allow seething Hindu-Muslim tensions and separatist anger in revolt-hit Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) to spiral out of control, analysts say. Kashmir, which is witnessing its biggest anti-India demonstrations in years, is “poised at a very delicate stage”, said security analyst Uday Bhaskar.
India completely mis-judged the potential for Muslim response to their donating land for a Hindu Shrine in Kashmir.
The anger at India's control of Kashmir has been simmering for a long time, and unfortunately, this was the spark which moved that anger into seething rage.
Let us hope that cool heads prevail in Kashmir, Islamabad, and New Delhi and this issue will be resolved in the most peaceful and sensitive way possible. If it is not, this could rapidly spin out of control in a heartbeat.