In a recent address, PM Modi has suggested that the people of Kashmir are eager to join the mainstream. He believes that the region's youth want to contribute to India's growth and be part of the nation's progress. This is a significant statement, given the history of strife in the region. It implies a shift towards a more inclusive approach to the long-standing issue. If this indeed is the sentiment among the residents, it could be a turning point towards lasting peace and development in the region.