Monday, February 4, 2013

PRAGAASH BAND ROW

OMAR TWEETS, HURRIYAT REACTS, MUFTI ISSUES FATWA, BAND DISBANDS, POLICE ACTS
Srinagar (Only Kashmir): After J&K Chief Minister’s two line twitter post over Pragaash Band where he shows some support and concern with the girls related to band, Syed Ali Geelani led Hurriyat in a statement to Only Kashmir rejects this micro blogging twitter post of Omar Abdullah. Kashmir is a place of sufis and saints and there is no room to nourish western type of culture and immoral values," Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said in a statement.
MUFTI'S FATWA
In the meantime once in a blue sky Grand Mufti of J&K Kashmir in a dashing mood showing his power and support to Hurriyat G said said music is not good for the society. Mufti also said that all the “bad things happening in the Indian society are because of music.”
BJP described the fatwa against the band as an attempt by certain fundamentalist groups to Talibanise society.
BAND QUITS
Finally, the first all-girl band of Kashmir, Pragash, called it quits on Monday in the wake of a fatwa issued by Grand Mufti terming singing as un-Islamic. 
The tenth class students, vocalist-guitarist Noma Nazir, drummer Farah Deeba and guitarist Aneeka Khalid, performed in December last year with a scintillating performance at the annual Battle of the Bands competition in Srinagar. 
On Tuesday 05 Feb  J&K Police at Raj Bagh Police station registered a case under Section 66 A of the IT Act and Section 506 RPC (Criminal Intimidation) against the online users whom they allegedly posted abusive and threatening messages towards “Pragaash Band.
THREE YOUTH ARRESTED 
On Feb 07 2013 Srinagar police arrested three persons for posting abusive and intimidating comments on a social networking site for the all girl Band Pragaash. Srinagar police registered a case FIR no; 5/2013 under section 66A IT Act and 506/RPC in police station Raj Bagh, with regard to the posting of abusive and intimidating comments over a social networking site for the all girl music Band Pragaash.
According to Only Kashmir police sources received here three persons have been arrested so far. They are Tariq Majid Khan son of Abdul Majid Khan resident of SK Colony, Anantnag, Rameez Ahmad Shah son of Mohammad Shafi Shah resident of Baba wayil, Gutli Bagh, Ganderbal and Irshad Ahmad Chara son of Abdul Ahad Chara resident of SD Colony, Batamaloo, Srinagar. The investigation is going on, more arrests are expected. (OK)

2 comments:

younisnihami Monday, February 04, 2013  

no place for such activites in an islamic society like kashmir,,,,,anybody wishing to live like 1,,is most welcome to leave kashmir

Syed Aatirah Tuesday, February 05, 2013  

Thats called CM's twitpower! Otherwise, milay sur has finished 3 seasons, n no one ever fatwahed against singing in that reality show! This is all politics...

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