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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

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People in the Haqeeqat e Kashmir event. Photograph by Shahid Tantray In a public park, cordoned by police and paramilitary forces, in the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Kashmiris today countered the Zubin Mehta’s “peace” concert, with poetry recitations, singing, theater performances and slogans. Under the large Chinaar trees, in the Municipal Park of Srinagar, the organizers of Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir (Reality of Kashmir) came around noon to start the preparations for the cultural event. The police barricades around the venue were not allowing anyone, except the journalists, to go toward the venue. Police allowed people in afternoon, an hour before 4.30