The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has termed UP chief minister remarks on Talaq as “jaahilana” (stupid).
Reacting on CM remarks AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani said, “I don’t know how to react to the jaahilaanaa (stupid) statement. He is linking talaq with a greater issue — the disrobing of Draupadi. No wise person will do so. He is looking at things using a different lens (doosraa chashmaa).”
Uttar pradesh chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Monday equated practice of triple talaq with the disrobing of Draupadi in Hindu epic Mahabharata and slammed the silence of the politicians and Ulema over it.
“These days there is a new debate in the country. Some people are maintaining a silence on this issue. This reminds me of the scene in the Mahabharata in which Draupadi is being disrobed in an assembly and she asks a question to the gathering as to who is responsible for this?” he said at an event to mark the 91st birth anniversary of ex- PM Chandrashekhar in Lucknow.
“No one was able to utter even a single word. At that time Vidur said people who have committed the crime, those who are the accomplices and those who maintained silence on this issue are equally responsible,” Adityanath added.