MC Kash: the rapper from Kashmir


Kashmir has had one of its most violent years in a long time, with over 100 people killed since a wave of protests began in June.

The troubles have inspired one young man, 20-year-old Roushan Illahi from Srinagar, to express himself through rap music.

He shot to prominence with his track I Protest, which is about the demonstrations and the resulting deaths.

Critics say his music is inflammatory, and not long after the track came out, police raided his studio, suspecting that a militant or separatist group could be behind him.

MC Kash denies this. He told BBC World Service that he is trying to inform rather than provoke.

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