With tensions still rising and new headlines being updated on the situation in Kashmir it can easily be overlooked as to where this new wave of violence began.
Over the last few years Kashmir has been out of the news, and for the most part much quieter with protests rather than a full scale rebellion like that which is going on today.
This brief period of calm can be attributed with the allowance of regional elections, as well as leaders who knew how to communicate with the people as well as with their administrative partners in Delhi to get the issues of the people addressed.
In more recent times however the people of Kashmir have demanded to be heard and they are trying to bring international attention to their situation. This renewed passion for freedom within the Kashmiri youth is inspiring. It is also saddening to see these peaceful protest turn violent with people getting injured or killed.
This new wave of protests started after the death of a young male, on June, 11th 2010, at a protest taking place in Srinagar.
Police opened fire on the crowd who would not disperse, this has been the cause for many of the deaths over the last few months.
The result of these protests has been deployment of more security forces in the area. Curfews have been put into place by the local government to try and limit the violence. The death toll for the month of July was over 30, the Chief Minister of Kashmir Omar Abdulla met with the Indian Prime Minister to see what could be a solution to end this wave of violence that has been the worst in the region in two years.
Many have claimed that Pakistan has supported militants attacking the Indian security forces, however there is little hard evidence to back those claims, and many Kashmiris would argue that it is the years of frustration and anger with their situation; including abuse by the police and security forces common in the region.
The situation continues to make headlines around the world, and only with cooperative efforts, of all parties involved, will there be an end to the violence in Kashmir.