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Kashmir’s Cultural Revival

During the last two decades, the Indian controlled Kashmir has been much in news for human abuses, frequent shutdown strikes and violent clashes between Indian security forces and local separatist groups. While the conflict remains unresolved and violence continues, the tourism industry and the traditional theater in the region is showing signs of recovery.

From Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar, Bismillah Geelani has the story.

 



Kashmiri Separatists Welcome International Tourists

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The Indian controlled region of Kashmir usually makes headlines because of violent clashes between security forces and local separatist groups.

But the fertile valley is also an internationally renowned tourism destination.

Even though the violent clashes continue the tourism industry in the region is showing signs of recovery.

Around 4,000 tourists across the world are arriving in the valley every day.

As Bismillah Geelani reports, authorities are expecting the numbers to increase.

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 September 2009 10:15 )
 

Kashmiri Traditional Theater Regains Its Former Glory

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Folk theater has been an integral part of Kashmiri culture for hundreds of years.

This art form however suffered heavily in recent years due a violent insurgency against India rule.  

But now with the level of violence considerably declining, healthy trends have begun to emerge.

The region’s tourism industry has made major gains in recent months and now the once dying art of folk theatre is also showing signs of revival.

Bismillah Geelani has the story from Srinagar.

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 September 2009 10:07 )
 

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