It's true, and Kashmir isn't a special case. The states of Manipur, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh have lived under AFSPA far longer than the Kashmiris. As for the attitudes, a lot of Indians in the hinterland have twisted notions of what India actually is. They feel entitled to the land without giving a hoot about the sentiments of the people living on that land. Hell, I'm an anti-India Khalistani secessionist to a section of Indian members on another forum. Don't know how to change these attitudes. Though it doesn't really matter much back home since each state tends to do it's own thing, except ofcourse when the central government's imposed laws come into the picture, such as the AFSPA. Finding a mechanism to resolve those issues is still allusive.