The new internet sensation, Italian singer Cesare Cremonini’s single Kashmir-Kashmir has over 6 million views. This catchy single has left people across the world wondering about Kashmir.

The song’s video is set in a Kashmir lookalike place in Italy and talks about a boy of Kashmiri origin and Muslim tradition. The boy is seen by the white Western population, prey to the psychosis caused by terrorist attacks, as a possible terrorist. On the contrary, the boy just wants to live his life and grow up in Europe with same habits and customs as that of his peers. The translated lyric of the song goes as:

Son of a mujaheddin
Born under the Kashmir sky
You have lost heaven but Europe is like that…
I’m not a mujaheddin
But in my heart I carry the fire of Kashmir
The light of faith has brought me here
As the wind blows behind my steps
I swear to you that I studied in the best schools
This western life, no, is not so bad


The recent ULB elections have not only introduced a new breed of politicians, but new tantrums and nuisances too. In one such incident, Muhammad Sadiq, who won unopposed from ward 8 of Langate, flexed his muscle on municipal employees and locked their office over ‘filthy drain’ and reportedly told them that he has authority to do so. Reportedly, the officials say the election process is still underway and this contestant has started misusing his power.


As soon as the encounter was over in the Fateh Kadal that left four people dead including one civilian, two militants and a policeman, forces thrashed photojournalists near the encounter site while they were performing their professional duties. The photojournalists thrashed are working with different Srinagar based news agencies. Reportedly, the photojournalists were just clicking the photos of the gunfight site and suddenly a group of STF and SOG personnel came and started beating them. Later, a police party also joined them.


After an Army Casper vehicle of 55 RR was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and seven of their personnel were injured in Trisal Pulwama, they retaliated with firing. There was no casualty reported from the incident. But later in the evening, Army went berserk in the village and left 11 people injured including six men. They also damaged the property worth lakhs of rupees in the village. The night-long ordeal of the villagers left people terrified in the region.


After taking 10 wickets in five matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament, Umar Nazir, J&K’s pacer has been included in the India-C squad for Deodhar Trophy Tournament scheduled to start at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi, from October 23.

The six feet two inch tall pacer, who hails from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, has been doing well for J&K in one day and T20 formats in the recent past.


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