Muslim Clerics condemn Girls Music Band in Kashmir
TNI Bureau: The conservative Muslim culture is trying to suppress the young talents in India by restricting them from their participation in music and fashion. Expressing the anger over progress of girls in the Kashmir valley, the Muslim clerics have issued fatwa against girls’ music band condemning girls to sing in public. Kashmir’s Grand Mufti said that the rock music is bad for the society and women should be under the veil.
Mufti Maulana Bashir-U-Din said that women performing in public is the reason for increasing number of rape in the society. He said that the girls should stay in their limits, they should wear veil at all times. However, the girls can sing at their homes, but not in public.
The strong reaction came from the orthodox Muslim clerics after the Muslim girls won the best performance award at the annual “Battle of the Bands” competition in December 2012. The music band comprises three Class X students.
Following the competition, the band members received threats from Muslim groups; even their parents put pressure on them not to perform the music in public.
However, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah supported the music band saying, the talented young girls should not be under the restriction.