Lucknow, July 21: The head of a Bareilly NGO has stirred a controversy by allegedly announcing a reward for anybody who stones and shaves the heads of two women who went public with their grievances after being divorced through triple-talaq,Nida Khan and Farhat Naqvi
Nida Khan, who is fighting a case of instant triple talaq (divorce) against her in-laws of the Ala Hazrat family of Bareilly and against whom a fatwa has been issued by a cleric, has appealed that that issuing of Fatwas should be stopped.
Nida Khan said, “A fatwa has been issued against me which says that whosoever brings chopped hair of mine will be rewarded with an amount of Rs.11786 and if I do not leave this country within 3 days, I will be attacked with stones.”
Nida has been getting threats for lending support to a triple-talaq and nikah halala victim. Post which Nida had given a written complaint and FIR was lodged subsequently.
A fatwa issued against me says whosoever brings chopped hair of Nida Khan will be rewarded with an amount of Rs.11786 and if I do not leave this country within 3 days, I will be attacked with stones: Nida Khan, triple talaq victim. #Bareilly pic.twitter.com/vCs0RX49MX
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 21, 2018
At a press conference, Shahar Imam Mufti Khurshid Alam said a fatwa has been issued against Nida Khan for speaking against Islam and its practices.
Reacting to the development, Khan said those issuing fatwa “should go to Pakistan”.
“India is a democratic country. No one can ostracise me from Islam. Only Allah can decide who is guilty,” she said.
“Nida Khan has been ostracised from Islam because she has been regularly speaking against the religion and its practices. A fatwa has been issued against her. No Muslim is to maintain contact with her until she publicly apologises and retracts her anti-Islam stand,” said Imam Khurshid Alam while addressing a press conference.
“No medicines will be provided if she falls ill. If she dies, no one is allowed to offer ‘namaz’ on her ‘zanaja’ (funeral procession). She cannot be buried in kabristan (graveyard) after her death,” Alam said quoting the fatwa.
She was the wife of a relative of the Imam and was also a victim of Triple Talaq. Nida was married to Usman Raza Khan alias Anzu Miyan of Ala Hazrat family in 2015 but was given talaq in 2016.