It’s impossible for Kashmiris to read reports about the coronavirus quarantines & not make invidious comparison to their ordeal under involuntary lockdown. They are as charmed as the rest of us by Italians singing from their balconies but they also remember that when they were locked in & out of communication with each other & the rest of the world, all they heard were Indian Army loudspeakers. It’s a trauma that will last until the last Indian soldier has been booted from Kashmir.