SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said that she is surprised that how statement on Sharia has been deliberately distorted.
In a series of tweets, Mehbooba said, “Can’t point fingers since most countries that claim to uphold Sharia have failed to imbibe its true values. They are only fixated with restricting women through the do’s & dont’s, dress codes etc”.
“The real Medina Charter stipulates equal rights for men, women & 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 added.
“Hazrat Khadija Tul Kubra R.A, the Prophet SWA first wife was an independent & successful businesswoman. 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”, she tweets.
“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”, Mehbooba said.