President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday accused BJP of talking selectively about Muslims women’s rights. Owaisi’s comment comes a day after Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that triple talaq has no sanction in Shariat.
With an intention of keeping the communal plot boiling, the BJP is raising such issues (triple talaq), he said.
Owaisi aggressively attacked Naidu saying “Talking about Muslim women’s rights, why Naidu is not speaking about rights of Pehlu Khan’s (who was allegedly lynched by cow vigilantes in Alwar) blind mother? Why Naidu is not speaking about rights of Zakia Jafri? (widow of ex-Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the 2002 Gujarat riots)...So, this selective talking about rights is not acceptable to us.”
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The AIMIM president also talked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment in which the PM spoke against pollicising this sensitive issue. Despite PM Modi’s pitch, Venkaiah Naidu and a UP minister are still talking about it, he added.
“Basically, BJP wants to keep this communal pot boiling. On 11th of May, Supreme Court is going to start hearing. So, why is BJP talking before Supreme Court? If they have (something to say), let them go and speak in the Supreme Court. But, they want to keep the communal pot boiling,” the controversial leader said.
Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said “Triple Talaq is not a religious issue as it has no sanction in Shariat. It is a matter of right of equality and right to live with dignity of Muslim women along with other women. Why this discrimination...this must be put to an end and it should not be politicised.”
With inputs from PTI.