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Students work under the guidance of Kashmiri artist Masood Hussain. (Photo: Ahmad Mukhtiyar)

In Pictures: Kashmiri Life in Stunning Murals on Srinagar Roads

Srinagar, Kashmir usually has pro-freedom graffiti on walls, but new murals are changing the face of the city.

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A group of six Fine Arts students in Srinagar, have started to paint murals on the city’s walls to highlight Kashmiri culture. The project which is one of its kind in the valley has been commissioned by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation.

Murals Depicting Kashmiri Lives

They have already completed three murals, all of them on the road to the Srinagar International Airport — they depict rural life and one shows the interiors of a typical Kashmiri house.

Watch: Students Depict Kashmir Culture by Painting Murals on Walls

SMC says that the project is aimed at beautifying the city and providing a glimpse of Kashmir’s culture. However, the project has led to some apprehensions among a section of population who believe that it is aimed at covering up pro-freedom graffiti that dots walls along arterial roads.

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Kashmir’s Pro-Freedom Graffiti

These images are in stark contrast to the usual pro-freedom graffiti that one can find at major landmarks in Srinagar.

(With inputs from Ahmad Mukhtiyar in Srinagar.)

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