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Mehbooba says her statement on Taliban twisted by media

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Mehbooba Mufti said that her statement about the implementation of Islamic laws in Afghanistan which she gave yesterday was allegedly twisted by the media.

She said that her statement was distorted and twisted by some vested elements in the media and claimed that she has talked about the empowerment of women in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime.

According to the news agencies quoting Mehbooba on Thursday have said in their news reports as following, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba’s recent statement to implement Sharia laws, which give equal right to women by Taliban in Afghanistan, evoked sharp reaction from Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and other saffron parties, particularly in Jammu where her effigies were burnt. ”

Not surprised that my statement on Sharia has been deliberately distorted. Cant point fingers since most countries that claim to uphold Sharia have failed to imbibe its true values.

They are only fixated with restricting women through do’s & don’ts, dress codes etc, ” Mehbooba taking to micro blogging site Twitter said. In a series of tweets, she said ” The real Medina Charter stipulates equal rights for men, women & minorities.

In fact women have been granted property, social, legal & marriage rights. Non-muslims have the same rights as religious freedom & equality of law which is the essence of secularism”. She said “Hazrat Khadija Tul Kubra, Prophet SWA first wife was an independent & successful business woman.

Hazrat Ayesha Siddique led the Battle of Camel & headed a force of 13000 soldiers. Islamic history is full of such examples of emancipated & empowered women”.

She further tweeted “But at a time when India has become so polarised, there is increasing Islamphobia & Afghanistan crisis has only worsened it. Muslims are always expected to prove that they don’t stand for violence. I can see why my statement is being used as click bait to further this impression”.

With agencies inputs


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