India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 28, 2013
A video showing Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Bashiruddin Ahmad enjoying music, an act he termed as forbidden in Islam, went viral yesterday, drawing sharp reactions online.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Thursday February 7, 2013
A Kashmiri human rights group on Thursday said they would file a case against Kashmir's Grand Mufti for issuing fatwas which project the state in "bad light" internationally.
India News | Written by Aabha Hanjura | Thursday February 7, 2013
When I first heard the name of the rock band Pragaash, or the first ray of sunlight, I smiled to myself and thought how it was such a beautiful coincidence that our names have the same meaning and that we have the same purpose - to express ourselves through music.
India News | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Thursday February 7, 2013
A spate of online abuses against Kashmir's only girl rock band Pragaash, which apparently forced the members to call it quits, has got the police acting. Three people were arrested on Wednesday night from different parts of Kashmir for allegedly threatening the girls.
India News | Edited by Samira Shaikh | Thursday February 7, 2013
Two men, who had allegedly attacked the members of Kashmir's all-girl band online, have been arrested. Both the men were arrested from south Kashmir, police said.
India News | Reported by Nazir Masoodi | Wednesday February 6, 2013
An all-girl rock group from Kashmir has disbanded after receiving hate mail on their Facebook page and a "fatwa" or a religious decree from a senior priest. One member of the group says she will never play the guitar again because "the people of Kashmir are not happy with us."
India News | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday February 5, 2013
Amid reports that the all-girls rock band in Kashmir has decided to quit singing, the police have started a manhunt to arrest those who posted death threats and hate mail on their Facebook page. Sources say the police have filed and FIR in the case and have identified those who posted the abuses.
India News | Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Tuesday February 5, 2013
Threatened and pushed into a corner by a fatwa from a cleric and online threats Kashmir's all girl band Pragaash has reportedly decided to quit. However, chief minister Omar Abdullah told NDTV that he supported them and was willing to provide them security if that was the issue. Here are all the reactions on the fatwa issued against the band:
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Monday February 4, 2013
An all-girls band in Kashmir is receiving support from different parts of the country after its members were threatened and abused online, and a local priest issued a fatwa or religious decree, ordering them to stop performing.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday February 4, 2013
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has come down heavily on those threatening the three young girls who have formed the Valley's only rock band, Pragaash, and Monday promised police investigations into the threats.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 2, 2013
Activists, filmmakers and others today came out in support of Kashmir's first all-girls rock band, which is facing online threats and abuses, with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordering a police probe and hoping that the talented teenagers will not let themselves be silenced by a "handful of morons".
Srinagar News | Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal | Monday February 4, 2013
Music defines them, but abuses and threats are forcing Kashmir's only girl band, Pragaash, to keep a low profile these days. The band's members have been receiving warnings - even rape threats - on the social media ever since they first performed in Srinagar two months ago.