I represent inclusive India: Nusrat Jahan slams trolls for sindoor remarks

first_imgNusrat Jahan, newly elected Trinamool Congress MP, on Saturday, slammed those who trolled her for wearing sindoor (vermilion) at her oath-taking ceremony in Parliament on June 25.In a tweet, Nusrat Jahan said that she represents and “inclusive India” and would not pay heed to the comments made by “hardliners as it only breeds hatred and violence”.Nusrat Jahan was trolled for sporting sindoor (worn by Hindu women) at her oath-taking ceremony as an MP on Tuesday (June 25). She married Kolkata-based entrepreneur Nikhil Jain in Turkey on June 19.Reacting to those who trolled her for sporting sindoor and wearing a saree, Nusrat Jahan said, “I represent an inclusive India which is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion.”Nusrat Jahan further said that she respects all the religions and “still remain a Muslim”. “None should comment on what I chose to wear. Faith is beyond attire and is more about believing and practising the invaluable doctrines of all the religions,” Nusrat Jahan tweeted.Paying heed or reacting to comments made by hardliners of any religion only breeds hatred and violence, and history bears testimony to that.. #NJforInclusiveIndia #Youthquake #secularIndia pic.twitter.com/mHmINQiYzjNusrat (@nusratchirps) June 29, 2019TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty extended support to Nusrat Jahan, saying that being Indians is their only identification. “We are Indian and that’s our only identification, proud Indian and will be,” she tweeted, reacting to Nusrat Jahan’s tweet.On Saturday, a Saharanpur-based Muslim cleric criticised Nusrat Jahan for wearing sindoor, calling the practices un-Islamic. He also questioned the parliamentarian’s decision to marry a man belonging to Jainism.advertisement”Islam says a Muslim can marry only a Muslim. I have got to know that Nusrat is a film actor and people in the cinema do not care about religious practices. They do what they have to,” said Mufti Asad Quasmi of Madrasa Jamia Sheikh-ul-Hind.On the other hand, VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi slammed the cleric for his statement and hailed the lawmaker, welcoming her into “her community”.”This is a good thing. A woman like Nusrat shall come into our community because their future is secure in our religion. She understands that the Hindu religion respects women,” Sadhvi Prachi said.Calling the cleric “cut piece”, Sadhvi Prachi said, “These are cut pieces. Their thoughts are dirty. They only talk to hit the new headline.”Also Read | Not your film set: Trinamool MPs Mimi Chakraborty, Nusrat Jahan trolled for posing at ParliamentAlso Read | Saree has shackled women, says ex BBC journalist on Nusrat Jahan and Mimi’s viral Parliament pic. Gets burntAlso Watch | Nusrat Jahan, Mimi Chakraborty take oath as Lok Sabha memberslast_img

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