Junoon or rather Salman Ahmed did a much-publicised concert in Kashmir in early 2008. In the midst of threats from militants, and calls for strike from religious authorities, he performed an event that was one of the rare cultural programmes that had been held in the state.
Last week, the percussion-based rock band Overload performed in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir. When questioned, the band preferred to remain tight-lipped on the matter, preferring not to comment, and only mentioned that “Kashmir was beautiful”.
They are the latest to join a group of a handful but revered musicians who have performed there. A big accomplishment indeed.