Kashmiri girls’ rock band quits after fatwa
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir all-girls rock band ‘Pragaash’ has decided to call it quits in the wake of a fatwa issued by grandmufti terming singing as un-Islamic.
An official told The Hindu that the Facebook page of the band had received large abusive and threatening messages.
The J&K police have registered a case and identified several Facebook users, who had posted abusive and threatening messages on the page of the band of the Valley.
“Arrests are likely to be made in the next couple of days,” the official associated with the investigation told the paper on condition of anonymity.
However, an official associated with the investigation said, police have been able to identify at least six persons who had posted hate messages with the assist of experts from the cyber crime cell.
“Arrests are likely to be made in the next couple of days,” he added.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was among few other political leaders, who extended their unflinching support to the girls, urging them not to quit singing because of a “bunch of morons”.
Source – Thenewstribe