Pakistani Band Uses Satire to Renounce Violent Extremism

Over the past couple of weeks Lahore-based band Baygairat Brigade has burst onto the internet scene after posting its video “Aalo Anday” on YouTube. Baygairat’s song criticizes Pakistanis for, among other things, making heroes out of violent extremists such as Malik Mumtaz Qadri and Ajmal Kasab – the former assassinated Punjab Governor Salman Taseer for opposing the blasphemy law and the latter was one of the perpetrators of the 2008 attacks on Mumbai. There’s great coverage of this in American press (New York Times) as well as Pakistani Press (Dawn, Dawn, Express Tribune).

Check out the video here:


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