Jammu and Kashmir: New radio station being launched in Shopian

Kashmiri youth’s attention is being drawn to music

Srinagar : In another effort to draw the attention of the Kashmiri people, especially its youth, military authorities in Jammu and Kashmir are launching a community radio station in Shopian district.

Named ‘Radio: Rabta – Dil Se Dil Tak’, the station will have an FM band (90.8Mhz) as well as a podcast and will be available on mobile handsets.

Earlier, the Indian Army had set up such radio stations under the same name in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The same radio station was set up in Anantnag in September last year.

According to South Asian Wire, since the martyrdom of popular youth commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani in July 2016, youths in four districts of south Kashmir, Kulgam, Anantnag, Shopian and Pulwama, intensified their resistance  against Indian Army.

The Indian Army wanted to reach out to the youth through this radio to divert their attention from the freedom struggle against Indian slavery through songs in Urdu, Punjabi and Kashmir languages.

Indian radio network in Jammu and Kashmir has been expanding for the last 4 years.

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