"This evening in historic Shalimar Bagh was unforgettable. The music enchanted us all. I am deeply moved and grateful to the Kashmiris. And I thank all those who have made the Kashmir Concert possible," Steiner said after the concert.
"As I always said, security of the orchestra and all our guests was, and had to be, my first priority. With this priority in mind, I was so delighted that yesterday we could welcome 2,700 guests at Shalimar Bagh-far more than envisaged," he added .
The Kashmir Concert, organised by the German Embassy, saw Maestro Zubin Mehta conduct the Bavarian State Orchestra from Munich in a 90 minute musical tribute to the Kashmiris on the banks of Dal Lake.
Kashmir Police had arranged a multi-layered security arrangement to ensure safety of Zubin Mehta, his troupe and the audience.
Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani had called for a general strike in the region on Saturday, while a little-known militant group has threatened to attack the guests if the concert takes place.
--ANI (Posted on 08-09-2013)