The mainstream media tends to be a bit more sophisticated in such cases but often mechanically reflects popular prejudices to strengthen stereotypes. Disproportionate attention to the Kashmiri band story is a case in point and in contrast to how, for instance, the shameful police rampage in Maharashtras Dhule town and killing of six youth in their firing against all norms following communal clashes was largely ignored. Groups liked to Hindutva organisations have targeted Kashmiri youth across the country but failed to draw any media attention.
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Kashmir band politics: A reality check
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