We don’t want to create Zia-ul-Haq’s Pakistan in Gandhi’s India: Mehbooba

Srinagar

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic President Mehbooba Mufti on Monday accusing the BJP of entering Muslim households while asserting that the BJP was trying to interfere in the personal lives of the community.

Former CM Mehbooba Mufti addressing a press conference at her Gupkar residence on Monday, December 31, 2018.KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Mehbooba said that by bringing the Triple Talaq Bill, they (BJP) are entering our houses. This will disturb our family life and also, there would be more problems for women and men economically.

“I have gone through a broken marriage and I feel that women face the biggest challenge economically after her marriage is broken,” said Mehbooba.

“After creating division on religious and sectarian lines, BJP now wants to divide Muslim families through Triple Talaq bill,” she said.

“Muslims pride themselves for strong family structure and bonding. Same is true of other religions in the East, which is considered as an advantage over the Western culture. This bill is a direct assault on that,” she added.

“Indian Muslims and we from Jammu and Kashmir which is a Muslim majority state decided to stay with Gandhi’s secular democratic India and let us not convert it into Zia-ul-Haq’s nation,” Mehbooba said.

“When we talk about reservations for Muslims, BJP rejects it on religious lines. But when it comes to this kind of law, then they run to Parliament,” she said.

“Democracy is not run through the brute majority, it is about consensus. Muslims accepted the decision of SC on the invalidity of Triple Talaq, unlike the Sabarimala verdict. Best is to empower Muslim women to be able to face the world independently in case of a breakup,” said Mehbooba.

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