I know my religion, says Nusrat Jahan over fatwa row

Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakrabort

Kolkata, July 4 : After attending the Iskcon Rath Yatra festival in Kolkata on Thursday, Trinamool congress MP Nusrat Jahan reacted when asked over fatwa row, saying, “I know my religion. I have been a Muslim by birth.”

“I don’t pay heed to things which are baseless. I know my religion. I have been a Muslim by birth and I am still a Muslim. It’s about faith. You have to feel it inside your heart & not in your head,” says TMC MP Nusrat Jahan over fatwa row. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the festival organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon).

Jahan, who recently created row after she was seen in Parliament wearing mangalsutra and sindoor.

In the video on the festival, Nusrat was seen wearing saree, mangalsutra and sindoor. She also broke a coconut and prayed to the Lord with folded hands like other devotees.

usrat Jahan married businessman Nikhil Jain and has not changed her Islamic name.

“Nusrat Jahan represents new India… an all inclusive India. Respect for others religious beliefs and participation in their festivities will make India great again. This is what India stands for and youth like Nusrat Jahan are showing the path forward,” an Iskcon spokesperson was quoted as saying by a media organisation.

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