It was indeed a sad moment when the Kashmir based all girl rock band ‘Pragaash’ called it quits facing fatwa from certain religious groups. Despite having support from Kashmir Cheif Minister Omar Abdullah, ‘Pragaash’ was disbanded and was thusly mentioned in their Facebook page.
As reported in Times of India, The Grand Mufti Bashiruddin Ahmad on Sunday issued a decree terming singing un-Islamic. “I have said, singing is not in accordance with Islamic teachings,” Ahmad said.
He said, he has advised the members of the first all-girls rock band of Kashmir to abandon singing as “it is against Islamic teachings and will not help them in playing any constructive role in the society.”
It is to be noted that the band successfully defeated several ‘boys’ band in the annual ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. Various people have raised their voices against this through micro blogging sites.
Believing that art shouldn’t fall a victim to religious beliefs and freedom of expression doesn’t get exploited, Musicperk wishes the girls get back together and get to perform in future.