The wedding of Trinamool Congress’ actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan Ruhi sparked a massive controversy between Deoband clerics and Sadhvi Prachi, adding that Muslim girls should only marry Muslim boys, Deoband clerics have now issued a fatwa against the newly-elected MP.
Nonetheless, BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi, at the right time came to Nusrat’s defence.
Cleric Mufti Asad Wasmi added, “After investigation, we got to know that she married into the Jain religion, Islam says that a Muslim can only marry a Muslim. Second, I want to say that Nusrat Jahan is an actor and these actors do not care about religion. They do what they feel like doing. This is what she showcased in Parliament.”
“She came to Parliament with sindoor and mangalsutra, so it is a waste of time to talk about this. We cannot interfere in her life. I just told her what Shariat says with the help of media,” Wasmi added.
Defending Nusrat’s statement, BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi launched a scathing attack on maulvis, saying: “If a Muslim woman marries a Hindu and wears bindi, bicchwe, mangalsutra, the Muslim clerics call it haraam. I feel sorry for their intellect but many Muslim men trap our Hindu daughters in the name of love jihad and ask them to wear burqa, then that is not haram. That is justified for them.”
It seems that BJP leader’s remarks didn’t do down too well with Muslim clerics. Reacting to this, one of the clerics, Maulana Qari, said: “Sadhvi Prachi does not anything about Ulema. Such women are not in control (belagaam), they try to set the country on fire. They give such statement and spew venom just to create headlines. They want to divide this nation. She does not have any knowledge of any religion. Islam is a religion that gives the message of love and peace. Who does not know anything should first read the Ulema and then speak about it.”
Nusrat Jahan who is the first-time parliamentarian, came to Parliament on June 25 in a white and purple saree, more than a week after the other members took charge. Nusrat had ‘henna motifs’ on her hands and ‘bindi’ on the forehead. She had tied the knot with businessman beau Nikhil Jain in the Turkish town of Bodrum on June 19.
Nusrat Jahan was elected from West Bengal’s Basirhat on a Trinamool Congress ticket. She won by a massive margin of more than 3.5 lakh votes.