The situation in the valley remains extremely tense. Kashmir is burning and will continue to burn until and unless India is forced to give up its illegal occupation. A month before his election, Obama declared that resolving the Kashmir issue was one of his top priorities. Since then, President Obama hasnt even uttered a word about this crisis. David Cameron likewise has turned out to be man without conscience. These Western pundits who are always ready to assault Muslim countries and regimes worldwide for lack of democracy ought not to be so tongue-tied. Here is a well-educated Muslim population, desperate for genuine democracy. Clearly, the Western leaders dont have the guts to call a spade a spade. MURAD MAQSOOD, Islamabad, November 1