Women marriage age 21 mukhtar abbas naqvi slam talibani mentality

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New Delhi. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday that the “Talibani thinking and craze” on women’s freedom, dignity, empowerment and constitutional equality will not work in India. He made this remark at the ‘Minority Day’ program organized by the National Commission for Minorities when the recent government’s decision to raise the legal age of marriage of girls to 21 years was opposed by Samajwadi MPs Shafurqar Rahman Burke and ST Hasan and some others. has done.

Naqvi, without naming anyone, said that sometimes opposition to making laws to stop the practice of triple talaq, sometimes questioning Muslim women as ‘Mehram’ (near male relatives) as well as abolishing the compulsion of Haj pilgrimage and now girls. Those who dispute constitutional equality in the matter of age of marriage are ‘professional opponents’ of the basic spirit of the Constitution. “Taliban thinking and craze on women’s freedom, dignity, empowerment and constitutional equality will not work in India,” he asserted.

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The Union Minister said, “…some statements startle me. They say that girls will become vagabonds if they marry at the age of 21. Why would she become a vagabond? Don’t you trust them? Such a mentality can only be ‘Taliban’, not ‘Hindustani’…”

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According to him, the ‘political deceit of minority appeasement’ has been demolished by the Modi government with the ‘nationalist force of inclusive empowerment’. The ‘protection, inclusive prosperity and respect’ of Indian minorities is the result of ‘constitutional resolve’ and ‘positive thinking’ of Indian society. The thinking of the majority society of India is full of ‘sanskars and resolutions of protection and respect’ of the minorities of our country.

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The Union Minister said, “The Modi government has provided scholarships to more than 5 crore students from 6 notified minority communities – Parsis, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians and Muslims – after 2014. More than 50 percent of the beneficiaries are girls. As a result, the school drop out rate of Muslim girls, which was 70 percent earlier, has now come down to less than 30 percent, we aim to achieve zero percent in the coming days.”

Minister of State for Minority Affairs John Barla, Chairman of National Commission for Minorities Iqbal Singh Lalpura, Vice President Atif Rashid and many others were present in the ‘Minority Day’ program.

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