Srinagar, September 01: In disputed Kashmir, the civil society is holding a cultural event “Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir” (The Reality of Kashmir) on September 7.

According to Kashmir Media Service, programme spokesman, Khurram Parvez, in a statement in Srinagar said that the event was aimed to pay tributes to Kashmiris who had offered a lot of sacrifices during the past 23 years. “It will portray the real plight of Kashmir,” he said.

Khuram said, it is a people’s event and a tribute to the resilience and struggle of Jammu and Kashmir. “The event will feature music, poems, paintings, performing art, photographs and many other programs,” he stated.

The event coincides with a concert of Zubin Mehta scheduled to be organised by the German Embassy.

Khurram Parvez said that India was trying to cover-up its crime by supporting Zubin Mehta’s concert, which would not depict the ground reality of the territory.

“There will be a huge gathering of international media and we will make them aware about the reality of this beautiful prison,” he added.

Noted poet, historian of Kashmir and member organizing committee of Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir, Zareef Ahmad Zareef, said that if the Germans were trying to heal wounds they should visit the homes of victims and families who had lost their kin in the ongoing freedom movement.

“India is trying to present a false image of Kashmir and they think we (Kashmiris) only need music now. Zubin’s program is a well-planned conspiracy of India in which all the audience is anti-Kashmir,” Zareef said.

Zubin Mehta’s 90-minute concert “Ehsaas-e-Kashmir” would be telecast live in over 50 countries. He is scheduled to arrive in a special plane along with his 100-member orchestra team on September 5.

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