By: Peerzada Ashiq
Source: Hindustan Times
Speaking out for the first time since controversy erupted over Kashmir’s all-girl rock band, its guitarist Aneeqa Khalid said, “We respect mufti sahib (Bashir-ud-Din) who said it is haram and so decided to quit music. We did not know that people of Kashmir were unhappy with what we were doing”
Girls quit in interest of Islam: Mufti
Jammu: On a day the all-girl Kashmir rock band disbanded, grand priest Bashir-ud-Din welcomed the girls’ decision.
“This is in interest of Islam,” declared the mufti who had issued a fatwa (decree) against the band.
“I appreciate the understanding of it by the girls as well as their parents and the whole society which has backed me in stopping this blasphemous activity,” he said.
“Bring in seminars, debates and other educative forums instead of glamorous music in the valley.”