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Concert in Kashmir causes political storm

Locals furious over German performance and orchestra itself has accused organisers of "hijacking" the event.

Last Modified: 07 Sep 2013 21:09
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A much-hyped Bavarian State Orchestra concert has taken place in Indian-administered Kashmir.

The concert took place on Saturday in one of the world’s most volatile places, and was supposed to bring the community together. Instead, it drew anger from pro-independence leaders who said such events undermine the disputed nature of Kashmir.

The event has turned into a political storm, and the management of the orchestra itself has accused organisers of "hijacking" the event.

Al Jazeera’s Karishma Vyas reports from Srinagar, in Indian-administered Kashmir.

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