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Kashmir girl band Pragaash gives up after threats

5 February 2013 Last updated at 16:18 GMT

Three female high-school students in India have had to disband a rock group they formed after only one concert - this after receiving threats.

Three teenagers founded Pragaash, the first all-girl rock band in Indian-administered Kashmir, in December.

It caused a backlash from internet users, who said it was inappropriate for them to front a rock band.

Since then, a government-backed cleric has issued a fatwa against the girls.

Kashmiri author Waheed Mirza, told the BBC's Mishal Husain the teenagers were "being used".

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