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Kashmiri youth increasingly turn to music for expression

21 December 2011 Last updated at 03:38 GMT

For much of the past two decades the Kashmir Valley has been in the grip of an insurgency against Indian rule.

Thousands have been killed or have disappeared in the separatist violence, but in recent years the violence in the muslim-dominated territory has declined.

As BBC's Samrah Fatima reports, some Kashmiri young people are now turning increasingly to music to express their anger and desire for peace.