GRAND MUFTI

  • J&K Grand Mufti fumes as Modi plans to rehabilitate Kashmiri pandits July 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, religious leader Grand Mufti Bashiruddin Ahmad has hit out at the Centre over the contentious issue of rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits. Opposing the the NDA government's plan of rehabilitating Kashmiri pandits, Grand Mufti has termed it...
  • UnIslamic' J&K Grand Mufti seen enjoying songs July 28, 2013

    Five months after issuing a fatwa against the allgirls rock band 'Praagaash', the Jammu and Kashmir Grand Mufti BashirudDin Ahmad has been caught in a video enjoying a musical performance at a function. ...
  • Grand Mufti denies listening to music, threatens legal action July 28, 2013

    "There was no music at that function. It was a seminar and there was nothing wrong in my attending that seminar. I will initiate legal action against the people who are defaming me," he said. Grand Mufti BashirudDin Ahmad had issued a 'fatwa' against the first allgirl rock band 'Pragaash' of...
  • J&K Grand Mufti, who said music was 'unIslamic', seen enjoying songs July 28, 2013

    Srinagar: Five months after issuing a fatwa against the allgirls rock band 'Praagaash', the Jammu and Kashmir Grand Mufti BashirudDin Ahmad has been caught in a video enjoying a musical performance at a function. The Grand Mufti is seen in the video in the company of several other persons, including women,...
  • 2 youth arrested for abusing allgirl rock band of Kashmir online February 7, 2013

    Srinagar: Two youth were arrested on Wednesday night in connection with the online abuses and threats to the allgirl rock band of Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, "I'm glad the police in Kashmir have identified and arrested 2 people for the online threats made to the...
  • Don't stop performing: Iranian allwoman band to Pragaash February 6, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir's first girl band on Monday decided to call it quits after a fatwa was issued against them by the valley's Grand Mufti. ...
  • The fatwa against allgirl band will have little affect on women's rights in Kashmir: Qurat Masoodi February 6, 2013

    How do the fatwa and the subsequent disbanding of the allgirl band affect the women's rights movement in Kashmir? Social activist Qurat Masoodi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. How do the fatwa and the subsequent disbanding of the allgirl band affect the...
  • Respect Grand Mufti's decision: Girl band member February 5, 2013

    Srinagar: One of the members of Pragaash, Jammu and Kashmir's first girl band, on Tuesday broke her silence and said that they decided to quit because they respected the Grand Mufti's decision and not because of the abuses and threats hurled at them on Facebook. Speaking to CNNIBN, the girl...
  • Limited understanding of total vision of Islam is the reason for the girls' band fatwa: Hameedah Nayeem February 5, 2013

    Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies, chairperson Hameedah Nayeem joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the fatwa against Kashmir's allgirl band. Q. Why is a self proclaimed committee pressing their self assumed ethics on someone who do not follow them? Well i feel the answer is to gain cheap...
  • Girl band must abide by sharia: DukhtaraneMillat leader February 5, 2013

    Srinagar: While the Jammu and Kashmir Police filed an FIR against those issuing threats to the valley's first girl rock band Pragaash, the leader of DukhtaraneMillat (Daughters of the Nation), Asiya Andrabi backed the fatwa issued by the Grand Mufti against the band. Andrabi said there was nothing wrong in...
  • J&K: FIR against online abusers of girl band February 5, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday filed an FIR against online abusers of the allgirl music band Pragaash, said sources. The police action came after an SMS threat was circulated against the allgirl band. The rock band was forced to disband after a fatwa was issued against them on...
  • Kashmiris back girl band, urge govt to act against diktats February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of the fatwa against the first girl rock band of Jammu and Kashmir, many prominent Kashmiris came out in support of the band and condemned the fatwa issued by the Grand Mufti. Lawyer Shabnam Lone and actor Aamir Bashir blamed the Omar Abdullah government for...
  • J&K: Girl band decides to quit following fatwa February 4, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's first girl band has decided to call it quits after a fatwa was issued against them by the valley's Grand Mufti. While issuing a fatwa, the Mufti had called for women to wear a veil at all times. He claimed that public performances by women were unIslamic...
  • Kashmir girl band labelled unIslamic, obscene February 4, 2013

    Srinagar: Kashmir's first all girls music band facing a fatwa from Muslim clerics has found support in politicians and activists. The valley's Grand Mufti, while issuing the fatwa to the band, called for women in the country to wear a veil at all times. Mufti Maulana BashirUDin went on to...
  • Girls should sing in their homes, not in public: Mufti Maulana BashirudDin February 4, 2013

    Kashmir's Grand Mufti has condemned the first girl rock band and issued a fatwa against them, saying music is bad for the society and women must be under a veil at all times. The senior cleric has also called for women in the country to wear the veil at all times...
  • Fatwa issued against Kashmir's girl band February 4, 2013

    Jammu: After facing threats, Kashmir's first all girls music band is now facing a fatwa from Muslim clerics. Kashmir's Grand Mufti has condemned the rock band and issued a fatwa against them, saying music is bad for the society and women must be under a veil at all times. The senior...
  • National song rankles Kashmir clerics November 15, 2007

    New Delhi: The national song 'Vande Mataram' has generated more controversy, this time on the occasion of Children's Day. Muslim clerics had been angered when hundreds of children sang 'Vande Mataram' at a Children's Day function in Srinagar's ShereKashmir International Convocation Centre. They claim that singing 'Vande Mataram' is against the...
  • Grand Mufti of Kashmir declares suicides as unIslamic July 5, 2007

    Srinagar: A couple of doctors got on top of a telephone tower in the heart of Srinagar and served the state government an ultimatum recognise our degrees or we commit suicide lately. With suicides fast becoming common in terror to hit Kashmir, the Grand Mufti, Mufti Bashiruddin has taken a...