The Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir (Reality of Kashmir) which emerged as a parallel music show to Zubin Mehta’s concert is all set to launch an album of songs on September 21 in Srinagar – the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, as a tribute to Indian parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru who was hanged in Tihar jail in February.
Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir was an event, organized by some members of the civil society on September 7. Talking about the launch of the album, Khuram Parvez, member of the event’s organizing team, said that the album would be a tribute to Afzal Guru from Kashmiri nation. “We want upcoming generations to get inspired from him,” he said.
The album titled “A Tribute to Afzal Guru” will contain eight songs out of which two songs have been composed in Kashmiri language and six are recorded in Urdu language.
“Afzal is a martyr who will be remembered for years to come. They were in delusion that Kashmiris will forget Afzal Guru after he was hanged. He was murdered in a political game; we will never forget Afzal Guru,” Khuram said.
“We will be releasing CDs on the event and later on, will upload album on internet to make it globally accessible to all,” Khurram added.
The songs have been written and composed by professional and budding Kashmiri poets and singers.
A video of the Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir programme will also be released on the same day.