Where is the threat?
Srinagar, Feb 4: The decision to call it quits by the Kashmir’s only girls’ rock band has put a question mark as to who had issued threats to them as no concrete evidence in this regard has come to fore so far.
The separatists have outrightly rejected that there was any threat to the band stating that those who tried to persuade the band girls to follow Islam (on the social networking site Facebook) have instead come under the scrutiny of the security agencies.
Hurriyat (G) spokesman, Ayaz Akbar said some youngsters who had posted abuses on social networking sites against the girls’ band can’t be termed as a threat. “Hurriyat doesn’t support coercion in any way. It was a mere propaganda that girls had received threats. The issue was blown out of proportion. There is no threat to the girls as such,” Akbar told Greater Kashmir. “Nobody had issued threats as is being portrayed on certain news channels.”
Akbar said Hurriyat stands by its statement that the girls’ band was against the Islamic principles.
Dukhtaran-e-Chief, Asiya Andrabi said it was a welcome development that the girls have quit. “We appreciate their decision. We are happy that they took a right decision at the right time,” she said. Andrabi said the girls’ who were part of the rock band would soon realize the benefits of their decision. As for the threats, she said as such the band girls faced no serious threat as nobody had warned them.
“Now the question is those who tried to persuade them on the Facebook to follow Islam have come under the radar of security agencies on the directions of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah,” Andrabi said.
Pertinently, Chief Minister had tweeted that police will look into the threats issued against the girls’ band.
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