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Pragaash all-girl Kashmiri rock band


The all girl rock band named 'Pragaash' (Light) which received threat from Islamic fundamentalist groups is this week's 'PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK'

Pragash,  all-girl Kashmiri rock band was formed by three teenage Muslim girls in December 2012.

The group consists of three young muslim girls of class 10th from Kashmir which includes Noma Nazir Bhatt ( Vocal-guitarist), Farah Deeba (Drummer) and Aneeda Khalid (Guitarist).

The Band first appeared in public on December 10,2012 participating in a competition called Battle of Bands in which they won the Best Performance award. Inspired by their achievement the band decided to do public performance. This irked militants and the girls started receiving threats for allegedly breaking civil codes of Islam.

Lately the girls started receiving online threats via their facebook page and absurd comments which was followed up with a 'fatwa' (religious decree) issued by Grand Mufti Bashiruddin Ahmad.

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