We quit because our music made people of Kashmir, Mufti unhappy: girl band
''We din't know the people of Kashmir were unhappy because of our music. Muftisaab has said our music is un-Islamic. We respect him and the people of Kashmir. That is why we have quit,'' one of the girls told Times Now.
She also told the channel that all bands in Kashmir have disbanded in their support.
Pragaash (light), the first all-girls rock band of Kashmir, yesterday decided to call it quits in the wake of a 'fatwa' issued by Grand Mufti terming singing as un-islamic.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was among a large number of political leaders who extended their 'unflinching' support to the girls, urging them not to quit singing because of a 'bunch of morons'. The hardline Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani also criticised the Grand Mufti.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered a case and identified several Facebook users who posted abusive and threatening messages on the page of the only all-girls rock band of the Valley.
"A case under Section 66 A of the IT Act and Section 506 RPC (Criminal Intimidation) has been registered in police station Rajbagh with regard to the hate messages posted on the Facebook page of the Pragaash band," a police spokesman said today. He said investigations are on in full swing but refused to give any details.
An official close to the investigation said the police have been able to identify at least