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Pak girls want music shops to close down

March 27, 2007 15:28 IST
Last Updated: March 27, 2007 16:23 IST

A group of veiled girl students of a madrasa, occupying a public library to protest the demolition of unauthorised mosques, have now turned their attention to music shops in the capital Islamabad and are persuading them to close down.

The students of Jamia Hafsa girls madrasa said they have begun visiting different music shops to persuade the owners to close down.

They have started making rounds of various markets of the city, including the Melody Market, as part of their drive against video shops. "We tried to convince the shopkeepers to leave this business and all of them have promised to quit," the Daily Times quoted a statement by the seminary.

Similar attempts were made in a number of places in tribal areas where music and barber shops were subjected to bomb attacks by militants who insisted that males should stop shaving and grow beards.

Aabpara Police Station House Officer Safeer Hussain Bhatti said that no complaint had so for been lodged against the seminary students and the police would take action only after a complaint.

The seminary students who also planned to establish an FM radio station to propagate their militant brand of Islam have been occupying the library for over two months in protest against the government's move to demolish 80 unauthorised mosques.

Police who earlier planned to storm the library gave up fearing casualties after the girl students displayed rifles to the media.

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