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Discuss: Cost of Kashmir Conflict

Kashmiris shout anti-India slogans near the body of Zahid Farooq, 17, who died on February 5, 2010 after an altercation broke out between troops and a group of boys in Srinagar.  (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images)

Kashmiris shout anti-India slogans near the body of Zahid Farooq, 17, who died on February 5, 2010 after an altercation broke out between troops and a group of boys in Srinagar. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images)

The India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir has lingered for six decades. Even though sides have made several efforts to resolve the issue through talks, international mediation, and by fighting three wars, there has not been any significant progress toward peace.

The cost of the Kashmir conflict is always cited in terms of lives lost, and the cost of maintaining large-standing armies to ensure victory in a full-scale war. But children living at the heart of the conflict suffer the most from the effects of decades of turmoil and violence.

Join the discussion below: What happens to culture in times of violence, particularly over many years?  For children, what does it mean to grow up in a culture of violence?

And what do you think are the prospects for solving the Kashmir conflict? Is a resolution possible?