Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir [The Reality of Kashmir]: A Journey of Counter-Memory

September 2, 2013 § 1 Comment

Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir: The Reality of Kashmir

Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir: The Reality of Kashmir

A Cultural Aesthetic Tribute to the Resilience and Struggle of the People of Jammu & Kashmir

“In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.”
~ Bertolt Brecht

On Sept 7, we invite EVERYONE — and not just a handpicked 1500 — to come join us at noon, at the Municipal Park (near GPO), Srinagar, as we mark the “dark times” of the military occupation, and commemorate the luminosity of AZADI: the light of faith, of freedom, of our blood-soaked struggle for justice, dignity, and true peace. Luminosity that cuts through the deep darkness of the “dark times” and reflects the resilience of human spirit in all its grace.

We invite EVERYONE to send in cultural aesthetic texts: poetry, paintings, photographs, multimedia, performance art, songs, et cetera on the ABOVE THEME to haqeeqatekashmir@gmail.com

And you will ask: why doesn’t his poetry
speak of dreams and leaves
and the great volcanoes of his native land.
Come and see the blood in the streets.
Come and see
the blood in the streets.
Come and see the blood
in the streets!
~ Pablo Neruda, “I’m Explaining A Few Things”

Those interested in performing, please contact:
• Naqshab Afra Tel: 9419051800
• Abdul Majeed Zargar Tel: 9419400135

Programme spokesperson;
• Khurram Parvez Tel: 9419013553

Organizing Committee:
• Abdul Majeed Zargar
• Abir Bazaz
• Naqshab Afra
• Dr. Mubeen Shah
• Anwar Ashai
• Dr Altaf Hussain
• Zareef Ahmad Zareef
• Adv Parvez Imroz
• Afzal Parray
• Dr. Javaid Iqbal
• ZG Mohammad
• Fayaz Ahmad Dar
• Sajjad Hussain
• Aala Fazili
• Parvaiz Matta
• Samreen Mushtaq
• Ifrah Butt
• Imran Majid
• Uzma Falak
• Salman Bhat
• Uzaifa Basu
• Khurram Parvez
• Ather Zia
• Huma Dar

Please note that our earlier Event page on Facebook was hacked and removed — talk about the “freedom of expression” allowed by, and the “tolerance” of, the Indian military occupation — but we are NOTHING if not persistent.  Here’s our new event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/504319352994334/

nasheman par nasheman is qadr ta’meer karta ja 
keh bijli girte girte aap Khud bezaar hojaaye

In the meanwhile, the Indian occupation gets busy whitewashing in Kashmir: along with the intended camouflage via the much-hyped concert conducted by Zubin Mehta (to entertain the 1500 invitees), the whitewash is extended to walls at the historic Mughal Gardens, the Shalimar Bagh, earlier covered by papier-mâché.  And no, the German Embassy has yet to respond to the letter of protest sent by the members of Kashmiri civil society.

http://haqeeqatikashmir.wix.com/haqeeqatekashmir

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