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Zubin Mehta performing in Kashmir’s Shalimar garden is perceptibly freakish given the history of Kashmir, especially over the last couple of decades.  The venue of course is ideal for a grand orchestra what with the natural amphitheatric backdrop of the Zabarvan range.  What is not ideal though is another ominous layer to the backdrop – the merciless, unyielding militarization, apparently a necessary condition to ‘protect’ people from themselves and to maintain a fragile, unjust peace.  Given the grandness of the event, it is likely that during the performance as well and much before and after, as routine, ordinary people will

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“Germany would help India to improve its image on Kashmir globally while India would allow it to invest in its markets,” says Gautam Navlakha Srinagar, Kashmir: Prominent civil rights defender and writer, Gautam Navlakha, Tuesday charged India and Germany of organizing Zubin Mehta’s concert in Indian-controlled Kashmir “with an intention to give world community a message that all is well in Kashmir.” “Such types of concerts are being organized with a purpose. It is really sorry to state that India with the help of Germany is trying to mislead international community by making music a tool. Who can forget the