A song that describes “atrocities” in Indian-administered Kashmir has been released in Pakistan, causing controversy. BBC Monitoring’s Tulika Bhatnagar traces its origins and impact.
The Kashmir Anthem Song is dedicated to separatist militant Burhan Wani, whose death in July sparked the worst violence the region has seen for years.
Disputed Kashmir is claimed in its entirety by India and Pakistan and has been a flashpoint for decades, sparking two wars between the countries.
Released last week, the song emphasises Pakistan’s claim to the territory.
It begins with a voice-over by producer Omar Ahsan, who vows that this land (referring to Pakistan) will ensure that Kashmir’s struggle (for freedom) shall continue.
The track sounds like a rock ballad at times, with electric guitar riffs and fiery vocals. But it is also infused with traditional Sufi music.
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