Oh for fuck’s sake. [A day after fatwa, Kashmir’s all-girl band calls it quits – The Times of India]

by Srikanth

A day after fatwa, Kashmir’s all-girl band calls it quits – The Times of India.

A day after fatwa, Kashmir's all-girl band calls it quits - The Times of India

The phrasing of the headline owes to the fact that this was Kashmir’s one known all-girl band:

SRINAGAR: Kashmir lost its only all-girls rock band on Monday as its three teenage members decided to call it quits, a day after the Grand Mufti issued a fatwa terming singing as un-Islamic and asked them to abandon it.

Although the girls have maintained silence over the issue, sources close to them said, they have decided to quit singing and music.

The girls had defied convention by stepping into the male-dominated field but faced online threats and abuses from conservative sections of the society.

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.”

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