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“I’m in Heaven on Earth” Says Adnan Sami, But Kashmiris Disagree

Kashmiris are speaking up against Adnan Sami’s ‘Rhythm in Paradise’ concert being held in Srinagar, here’s why. 

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Adnan Sami visits Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti with his family, ahead of the Rhythm in Paradise concert. 
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Adnan Sami is feeling on top of the world in Srinagar, where he will be performing at a concert on October 7 at SKICC. While the singer was busy getting a warm welcome from J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti and later a room full of local artists and musicians, some voices on social media seem angry about the chaos that the event is likely to bring about in the city. As a city that has seen violence erupt on a regular basis for decades, many of its residents are complaining about the needless beefing up in security measures and traffic regulations that this will lead to.

Many are speaking up about the politics behind Sami’s gesture too. Some tweets suggest resentment towards Adnan Sami’s comments in support of India’s surgical strike in POK last year.

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Speaking of politics, former CM of J&K Omar Abdullah retweeted a picture of empty seats at the concert venue.

Despite the opposition and criticism on social media, preparations for the concert are in full swing at SKICC, Srinagar’s prominent venue near the Dal Lake. Adnan Sami’s Rhythm in Paradise concert is scheduled to begin at 5 pm.

Adnan Sami shared his happiness on Twitter about feeling at home in Srinagar. The singer also told the media that his endeavour hopes to promote tourism in the state and encourage people across the country to see the beauty of Kashmir.

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