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Kashmir girl band breaks up after threats

SRINAGAR, India — The first all-girl rock band in Indian-controlled Kashmir has decided to disband after only one concert because of threats its teenage members received on social media and a demand from a top Muslim cleric that they stop performing.

The fate of Pragaash, which means ‘‘First Light’’ in Kashmiri, highlights the tension between modernity and tradition in Muslim-majority Kashmir. Separatists criticized the band for ‘‘Western-style cultural waywardness.’’

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