Tuesday, February 05, 2013 4:11 am
Kashmir girl band breaks up after threats
By AIJAZ HUSSAINAssociated Press
The fate of Pragaash highlights the simmering tension between modernity and tradition in Muslim-majority Kashmir. The region has been plagued by violence during a two decade-long uprising against Indian rule.
Adnan Mattoo, the group's music teacher and manager, said the three high school students in the band are scared and want the controversy to end.
Pragaash performed in public for the first time in December at a "Battle of the Bands" organized by an Indian paramilitary force. It won third place.