Pakistani band Junoon rocks Srinagar with peace message

Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) Trouble-torn Jammu and Kashmir resonated with sounds of the guitar Sunday, as thousands here were held mesmerised by Pakistani rock band Junoon's eclectic fusion of Sufi music and western tunes.

"It is a 10-year tryst with destiny which has come true through our performance in Kashmir," said an ecstatic Salman Ahmad, the lead artiste of the band.

"I sincerely hope this 'Junoon' (passion) spreads the message of love and friendship in entire South Asia," he added.

"Kashmir is caught in Junoon fever today and I hope this fever continues to spread," Ahmad said, as his band enthralled the nearly 4,000 strong audience comprising mostly the local youth.