India Kashmir Girl Band

February 5, 2013 - 9:30 AM
In this Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 photo, members of Indian-controlled Kashmir’s first all-girl rock band Pragaash, or First Light, perform at the annual 'Battle of the Bands' in Srinagar, India. The band has decided to disband after only one concert because of threats its three teenaged members received on social media and harsh criticism from a top Muslim cleric and separatists, who criticized it as “Western-style cultural waywardness.” The fate of Pragaash highlights the simmering tension between modernity and tradition in Muslim-majority Kashmir, where an armed uprising against Indian rule and a relentless crackdown by government forces have killed over 68,000 people since 1989. (AP Photo)