Music lessons fuel controversy in Kuwait

Kuwait City – A controversy erupted in Kuwait over a call to ban musical lessons at schools.

A group of Kuwaiti Twitter users launched hashtag urging the Ministry of Education to scrap music lessons.

The #Cancel_music_lessons, called on the ministry to replace the music with Quran recitation, describing music as being “contrary to Islamic Sharia precepts”.

Parents opposed the call, saying that music lessons entertain students and break what they call “school routine”.

Another group of Twitter users slammed the calls to scrap music lessons, describing such trends as being “extremist”. 

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