Junoon, Pakistan’s famous Sufi rock band is all set to dedicate their August 25 concert to Kashmir among tensions between Pakistan and India after the final repealed Article 370 in the Muslim-majority.
The popular band has performances at two concerts coming weekend which is in London’s SSE Arena, Wembley on August 25 and in Leeds on August 26.
The band titled as “Junoon – The Comeback Tour,” will perform hit songs that sling them to worldwide fame.
The lead guitarist, Salman Ahmad, said:
As a UNGWA I am dedicating August 25 #Junoon rock concert in London to #Kashmir. Its silenced millions incarcerated in their own homes require humanitarian assistance.
As a UNGWA I’m dedicating Aug 25 #Junoon rock concert in London to #Kashmir. its silenced millions incarcerated in their own homes require humanitarian assistance. @UNICEF @UN @Refugees @witnessorg @geonews_urdu
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) August 15, 2019
In conversation with Geo News, Ahmad told:
Junoon is the first and only rock band to have performed in Kashmir. We dedicate our London, August 25 show to the brave people of Kashmir. Hai jazba junoon to himmat na haar!
The guitarist stated there was a huge humanitarian catastrophe developing for millions of people in Kashmir since the Indian government-imposed veto.
Moreover, he added:
Kashmiris have been silenced and held captive inside their own homes. Their health, safety, and freedoms are at greater risk with each passing day. Music, poetry, arts, and culture is my activism and a powerful force for social change. Human rights and the rule of law informs my world view — both of which are at risk in Kashmir.
Junoonis in UK, London Aug 25 is for Freedom, join us🎸🎸🎸 pic.twitter.com/3Pj8ZH7VLC
— Salman Ahmad (@sufisal) August 16, 2019
After 13 years, the band will go on the international tour for the first time.
In this regard, Ahmad supposed:
The UK shows are special [to the band] as it is home to many Pakistani expats who have supported us over the years. We are super excited to perform for them once again.
Stay tuned for more details!