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Civil Society plans CD in Afzal Guru's memory

Toufiq Rashid , Hindustan Times  Srinagar, September 11, 2013
First Published: 17:42 IST(11/9/2013) | Last Updated: 18:03 IST(11/9/2013)

 After making news with a parallel concert on the day renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta performed in Kashmir, the civil society groups, have decided to launch more events under the banner "Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir" (Reality of Kashmir).

The first is a launch of a music CD as a `tribute' to parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. The album launch, the group says will coincide with the international peace day.

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"The album will have eight songs, written and performed by Kashmiri artistes. They also include a few from the concert," said Khuram Pervez, convenor of Jammu and Kashmir coalition of civil societies.

"We will be releasing CDs on the event and later on, will upload album on internet to make it globally accessible to all," he added.

The group is also planning to release a video CD of the Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir concert on the day. "We want to tell everybody that Kashmir has not forgotten Guru," Pervez added.

The coalition has decided to launch more cultural events under the banner Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir.

"We are a sort of conglomerate of civil society groups, traders, students, intellectuals, who came together under the banner Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir. With the kind of response we got on September 7, we have decided to keep the name for the theme of cultural resistance hereon," Pervez added. 

"The album is a beginning of alternate expression of protests - through music poetry. Many more things can be expected in the future," he added.

According to him the album titled "A tribute to Afzal Guru" will have eight songs two in Kashmiri language and six in Urdu.

 


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