[E]very revolt, protest and dissent acquires language of appropriation. Based on its individual politics, it chooses the symbols, tags, brands and names of comprehension and diffusion. The protests in the valley of Kashmir are one among the many similar yet different manifestations of clash between contending parties across the globe. This article seeks to investigate the politics and motives of appropriation and to calibrate a conclusive assessment of the status quo.
Kashmir is an integral part of the Indian Union. This assertion in the Indian Constitution has been upheld