Owaisi Compares Fight for Jallikattu to Muslims’ Fight Against UCC

“We will marry and divorce the way we want to. Nobody should direct us on what we should do”, he said.

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Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM President. (Photo: PTI)

Supporting the protest for Jallikattu, Asaduddin Owaisi, leader of the All india Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), said Muslims should stand up for their culture too, a day after the Madras High Court restrained Kazis for issuing certificates on triple talaq, The News Minute reported.

Referring to the demand for implementing the Uniform Civil Code, he said:

In Tamil Nadu, people protested in lakhs to fight for their tradition. Modi had to bow in front of them. Are we any less than them? We also have our own culture. We will marry and divorce the way we want to. Nobody should direct us on what we should do.

However, he doesn’t have the support of the entire Muslim community on the matter, especially some women, who feel the comparison between Jallikattu and triple talaq is unjustified.

“Triple talaq is not our culture, it is far from it. How can talaq be a tradition? It is ruining a woman’s life and it can never be compared to Jallikattu. The sport is our culture and tradition no doubt, but talaq cannot be,” Badar Sayeed said, who filed a PIL against triple talaq at the Madras High Court.

(Source: The News Minute)

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