The Centre cannot hold on

Jammu and Kashmir has come a long way in the last decade. In spite of a degree of disenchantment among the local population, especially in the Valley, the politics of the state is much closer to normal than it was five years ago. While there is a need to be vigilant, the real challenge in the state is now economic. The social and economic aspirations of the youth must be met by the state government. Delhi can still play an important role but it can longer be the captain of the ship.

The writer is a fellow at the Takshashila Foundation

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