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After revocation of Art 370, Taslima Nasreen wants abolition of Islamic law


New Delhi (IBNS): Days after the Narendra Modi scrapped Article 370, Bangladesh writer Taslima Nasreen said she wants the abolition of Islamic law too.

In a tweet, Taslima said, “Article 370 had to go. Sharia law or Islamic law should go too. The method that was used to abolish 370 is actually much more needed to abolish anti-women sharia law and to establish a Uniform Civil Code based on equality.”

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In a historic step since India’s Independence in 1947, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre on August 5 scrapped Articles 370 and 35A thus taking away the special status which Jammu and Kashmir enjoyed for 70 odd years.

After returning to power for the second time, the Modi government also passed a law in the parliament to abolish triple talaq, a practice through which husbands used to give instant divorce to their wives in the Muslim community.

Taslima also criticised China for backing Pakistan in the context of India’s Kashmir move and also accused the neighbour of being hypocrite when it comes to massive Hong Kong protest.

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She said in another tweet, “China wants democracy in Kashmir, but not in China. China sympathizes with 1 thousand pro-democracy protesters in Kashmir, but not with 1 million pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.”

Earlier the Chinese government had asked both India and Pakistan to resolve disputes through dialogue and consultation.

“China noted the relevant statement by Pakistan. The pressing priority is that the relevant party should stop unilaterally changing the status quo and avoid escalation of tensions,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying had said in a statement.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who was on a three-day visit to Beijing, on last Monday said the “differences” between the two countries should not result in “disputes.”


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