Taking a strong note about people organizing musical nights during marriage ceremonies in Kishtwar district in Chenab Valley, Majlis-e-Shora; an amalgam of religious bodies and Imams of various Majids of Kishtwar headed by Imam Jamia Masjid Kishtwar today ordered imposition of blanket ban on such activities and added that any violation in this regard would be dealt strictly. Sources told Greater Kashmir that an emergency meeting of Majlis-e-Shora Kishtwar was held at Jamia Masjid Kishtwar under the chairmanship of Imam Jamia Masjid Kishtwar Farooq Ahmed Kichloo, in which more than 70 persons including religious scholars participated and held a threadbare discussion over the issue and termed it as anti Islamic act.
The Shora during the course of the meeting held a detail discussion over various issues faced by the society including growing western culture into the society.
The committee unanimously called for an end to organizing of " Musical" programs in marriages and imposed blanket ban on such events that have witnessed massive increase during the past few years across Chenab Valley.
The Shora committee decided that in case anyone violates the decision, no Imam of Kishtwar District or from Chenab valley would perform "Nikkah" in the marriage of such persons.
The Shora committee also asked the people not to beat drums or burst firecracker's during or before marriage function.
Sources informed that in a meeting it was discussed that there was immediate need to bring an end to western culture growing in our society at rapid rate and added to curtail the marriage expenses. They said that due to expensive marriages, the poor families are suffering.
It is pertinent to mention that Army and Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture & Languages at Chowghan ground Kishtwar had organized a musical night. Several local and renowned artist from different parts of the state participated in the program and the event was attended by approximately 10000 people.