You need to take a much broader view than just Kashmir.
We are still engaged in a proxy war with Pakistan, which is hitting us much deeper than Kashmir.
Of course, awareness about the issue has to be there, and it is, people don't feel nice hearing about idiots trying to beat up kids for celebrating valentines day, or drinking in clubs, and neither does the government, these idiots are arrested and put into jail when they cross the line and break the law.
Hey i have got slapped around by the police a couple of times, and was a witness to some real good ass kicking by the state agencies during the Uttarakhand state-hood day, it got so bad that we still joke about it as getting Azadi from U.P.
What i do not understand is how the writer connected all of this on a economic profile of the population called the middle class, instead of the larger issue of divisions within the society?