Music from Kashmir Region – Pragaash

Sorry there is no video for the band, but I thought this was an interesting story to share.  The first all-girl rock band to come out of Kashmir has been forced to cancel their live shows after receiving rape and death threats on Facebook.  Award-winning Pragaash, which means light, have been targetted since December when they won a prize at their first public performance.  Following the concert, comments appeared on Facebook from extremists who said the teenage girls should be raped and then drowned.   The band members, Farah Deeba, guitarist Aneeka Khalid and vocalist-guitarist Noma Nazir, refused to talk on the issue but were reportedly shaken by the threats.  Their parents are said to have advised the band to stay out of the limelight for a while and the girls are now believed to be in New Delhi.

 

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