Basharat Peer is the author of “Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love & War in Kashmir” & has been an oped writer for the NY Times since 2010. This is a quite good article & a useful synopsis of the ongoing political machinations over Kashmir & the current crisis of war mongering between Pakistan & India but to my mind does not hit hard enough at the Indian occupation which Peer estimates at half a million troops when it is closer to one million. Not hitting hard enough at the occupation & portraying Pakistan & India as equally responsible for the conflict in Kashmir allows for a certain amount of obfuscation over the root cause of the conflict which is Indian colonialism & the military occupation.