Peaceful protest is the way citizens will gain the upper hand.
Muslim separatists celebrated the revocation of a controversial land-transfer decision, using the occasion to agitate for independence from India.
Muslims in Indian-administered Kashmir charged that the transfer was an attempt to tip the Hindu-Muslim ratio of the area in favor of Hindus. The protests have widened to support for independence.
The North's actions set the stage for another round in six-party talks, scheduled to take place next week in Beijing.
Once a popular destination, it sees few tourists despite UN data that indicate country is among the region's safest.
After an Islamist victory in Kuwaiti elections, lawmakers' new agenda reflects a regional debate over the pace of social change as economies surge.