It is not about liquor or cinemas. It is about the slippery slope of Islamic radicalism on which Kashmir, like next-door Pakistan, can dangerously slide. Kashmir’s tallest separatist leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani has openly called for Sharia law to ‘impose an Islamic nizaam’ in Kashmir. What will hurt Kashmir are not the words of the rabidly communal but the silence of the moderates. It is time the moderate voices spoke up in Kashmir.