Not surprised to see my statement on Sharia being ‘deliberately’ distorted: Mehbooba Mufti 

Srinagar, Sept 09: People’s Democratic Party president and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that she was not surprised to see that her statement on Sharia was “deliberately” distorted as she cannot point fingers since most countries that claim to uphold Sharia have failed to imbibe its true values.

Taking to microblogging site, Mehbooba Mufti in a series of Tweets said that these countries are only fixated with restricting women through do’s & dont’s, dress codes etc.

“The real Medina Charter stipulates equal rights for men, women and minorities. In fact, women have been granted property, social, legal & marriage rights. Non-Muslims have the same rights inc religious freedom & equality of law which is the essence of secularism,” she Tweeted.

In another Tweet, 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.”

Referring to India, Mehbooba Mufti said that at a time when India has been polarized, she can see why her statement was being used as click bait to further this impression.

“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.” she Tweeted.

Notably, on Wednesday Mehbooba Mufti had said that Taliban was a reality now and they must follow the Sharia rule in its true sense. kns

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