Over the summer, tens of thousands of Kashmiri protesters jammed the streets demanding independence from India. It was the biggest public outcry since the revolt of 1989, when mass demonstrations were a prelude to years of militancy. The difference today is that a new generation of politically-minded youth is leading the way. While frustrations over the heavy-handed presence of Indian forces and economic inequalities still run deep, they are choosing non-violent means to push for change.
Produced and Reported by: Jason Motlagh
In association with The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Videography: Tariq Bhat and Wajahat Kashtwari
Editor: Nathalie Applewhite
Special thanks to: Faisul Yaseen
With support from the Stanley Foundation's Rising Powers project. Learn more at: risingpowers.stanleyfoundation.org