The Indian government announced a unilateral cease-fire in Kashmir for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins at the end of November, but the most important Kashmiri militant group, Hizbul Mujahideen, called it a meaningless act unless it marked the beginning of a larger peace process. The group vowed to continue the “holy war” to drive India out of Kashmir, but any progress toward a peaceful settlement is good news. At least it shows a willingness to consider what was formerly unthinkable.