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India: Advisory council bans music at weddings

20 October 2017
Islamic central advisory council in Jammu and Kashmir state’s Kishtwar district banned music at weddings, threatening a “social boycott” for non-compliers.
Photo: Jammu and Kashmir state flag/Wikicommons

 

On 9 October, the Islamic central advisory council (Islamic Markazi Majlis e-Shoura) in Jammu and Kashmir state’s Kishtwar district banned music at Muslim weddings, threatening a “social boycott” against those who do not follow the directive, reported DNA India and India Today.

The ban was part of multiple directives issued laying out social rules for Muslims, including urging women to not go to exhibitions alone and to refrain from using phones and the internet as they lead to immorality. The directives were communicated via posters plastered in towns.

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