Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM)

The Dukhtaraan-e-Millat (DeM) an all-woman group that advocates jihad to establish Islamic law in Kashmir and to establish a separate state from Pakistan. VideoVideo: 2013 Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Chief, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi today voiced her support to the fatwa issued against an all girls band in Kashmir by an Islamic cleric. Andrabi said that the cleric had issued it as per the tenets of the Islamic Shariat law and it is better if the girls give away their 'wayward' ways. Meanwhile, commenting on the issue, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today stated that a common consensus should be built up among the political outfits in the Kashmir valley for the flourishing of freedom of expression. 'Pragaash' (Light at Dawn), the only all girls band from the Kashmir valley, had to disband after receiving threats online and the fatwa that was issued against them by the religious cleric, the Mufti Bashiruddin Ahmad, terming their conduct as obscene and un-Islamic.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), also known as Daughters of the Faith, Daughters of the Nation, Mariam Squad, Dukhtaran-e-Millat is an active group formed c. 1987.
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