As the anti-integration fire rages on in Jammu and Kashmir we ask why has integration become a bad word? Why is it that speaking up for Kashmiri Hindus, NIT students or even the army today is to somehow negate rights of the Valley Muslims?
Kashmir has erupted with protests, there is unprecedented strife in the Valley, ‘outsiders’ are being lathicharged, army jawans villainised, Kashmiri Hindus shunned and the anti-integration fire fanned — it is a situation where there is a definitive lack of trust. 
Some of the most influential voices on Kashmir — Amitabh Mattoo, Anupam Kher, Shabnam Lone, Sushil Pandit, Ram Madhav, General Bakshi — shared their thoughts with us.