Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, low attendance marked the concert of singer and composer Adnan Sami at the Convention Centre in Srinagar.

The concert was organised by the Department of Tourism of the occupied territory, and only invited people were allowed in it. The audience mostly comprised bureaucrats and their families.

The number of expected guests was 3,000, but dozens of columns of chairs remained unoccupied during the concert that was broadcast live and officially started at 5:00pm in the lawns of the convention centre, with high-end lighting decorations and a mega stage faced by thousands of chairs.

Titled Rhythm in Paradise, the event saw no musical engagements for the first one-and-a-half hour. Then it began with Kashmiri artists.

Only Officials from different districts, and workers of the pro-India PDP and BJP, were present at the event. “We were told to attend this function. …as skipping would have made it a headache for us,” said a senior official.

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