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India Political Highlights: BJP trying to snatch 'shariat' from us, says Owaisi on repealing of Muslim Marriages Act

The repealing of the Muslim Marriages Act has drawn sharp reactions from AIMIM chief Owaisi who has said that the BJP is trying to snatch 'shariat' from Muslims. The Aam Aadmi Party has called a meeting of its political affairs panel tomorrow to discuss candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The exodus from other parties to BJP continues. Congress seems to have faced the worst brunt of defections even as it tries to shore up its alliances with AAP, TMC, and SP. In Sandeshkhali, TMC has assured that Shahjahan Sheikh will be arrested within a week amid the Calcutta HC clarifying that there is no stay on his arrest. That's all for today, we will be back tomorrow with more political updates from across the country. Thank you and goodnight!
Last Updated 26 February 2024, 17:26 IST
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On the repeal of the Muslim Marriages Act in Assam, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi says, "The BJP government in Assam removed the 90-year-old 'Muslim Marriage Act' and said that the marriage of Muslims will take place under the 'Special Marriage Act', then who will read the 'khutbah' in the 'nikah'...Now if Muslims marry in Assam, neither will there be a 'qazi' nor will the bride get a 'maher'...They have said that in the 'Special Marriage Act', registration will be required...They want to snatch 'shariat' from us."

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(Published 26 February 2024, 03:06 IST)

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