Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Basheer-ud-din Ahmad issued a fatwa against the girls stating that “Girls and womenfolk can change the outlook of the society. But when girls indulge in indecency, immorality and are chained in the clutches of music and singing, it is unfortunate for the society.”
He explained that music is not good for society and they (the girls) should inculcate “better values” in themselves.
Bandmates, vocalist-guitarist Noma Nazir (16), drummer Farah Deeba and Guitarist Aneeka Khalid (both 15), who defied convention to form the rock band “Pragash” (darkness to light) came to the limelight in December 2012 after their performance at the annual Battle of the Bands competition.
The band is heavily supported by fans via facebook.
Related ::: Fatwa on Kashmir girls band stuns Iran musical group.
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