R.I.P. Qawwali?

In June 2016, hardliners eliminated Pakistani qawwal Amjad Ali Sabri. His crime? Singing the qawwali ‘Ali ke saath hai Zohra ki shaadi’, live on Geo TV, which put him on the radar of people who thought the reference to Prophet Mohammad’s family was like blasphemy. And last week came news about a fatwa—a diktat of…

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