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Physical Disengagement and Ideological Reorientation Among Militants in Kashmir: An Exploratory Study


Physical Disengagement and Ideological Reorientation Among Militants in Kashmir: An Exploratory Study

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Since militancy began in the Kashmir Valley in the late 1980s, thousands of young men have joined and energised the violent campaign against the Indian state—and eventually moved away from it. Yet their stories remain largely untold, and while the subject of terrorist disengagement is relatively well-studied in many other conflict zones across the world, Kashmir’s sizeable contingent of former militants has managed to elude scholarly attention. This study attempts a first step towards filling this gap, exploring how and why former militants in Kashmir “left militancy behind.”

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Puri, Nikhil Raymond. 2016. "Physical Disengagement and Ideological Reorientation Among Militants in Kashmir: An Exploratory Study." Observer Research Foundation (October). http://www.orfonline.org/research/physical-disengagement-and-ideological-reorientation/

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