MC Kash: the rapper from Kashmir

Help

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.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.