Facing fatwa, Kashmir's all-girl rock band quits!

By Hindustan Times

"Noma quits", "Farah quits also" --- the two messages were posted by two of Kashmir's first three-girl rock band, Praagaash (from darkness to light), on Monday on a Facebook page created enthusiastically after it performed first time in December last year.

Chief minister Omar Abdullah's assurances not withstanding, the government-backed grand priest Mufti Bashir-ud-Din's fatwa and on-line troll has taken a toll on Kashmir rare girls' rock band. Under tremendous pressure, the rock band of Class 10 students calls it a day.

Just two days ago, the music band's mentor Adnan Mattoo, who was in constant touch with the girls, told the Hindustan Times the girls won't quit in the face of abuses and on-line threats, which include rape threats.

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