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'Giving election tickets to Muslim women against Islam': Shocker from Shahi Imam in Ahmedabad | WATCH

Those who give election tickets to Muslim women are against Islam, weakening the religion. Are there no men left, said Shabbir Ahmed Siddiqui, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad.

Shashwat Bhandari Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: December 04, 2022 18:49 IST
Shabbir Ahmed Siddiqui, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid in
Image Source : ANI Shabbir Ahmed Siddiqui, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad

Gujarat Elections 2022: Shabbir Ahmed Siddiqui, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad in an objectionable statement said that giving election tickets to Muslims is against Islam as it weakens the religion.

"Those who give election tickets to Muslim women are against Islam, weakening the religion. Are there no men left," asked Shabbir Ahmed Siddiqui, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad.

Earlier in the day, AIUDF Supremo and Lok Sabha MP from Assam Badruddin Ajmal apologised for his remarks purportedly targeting the Hindu community, and said he was 'ashamed' of the controversy it stoked, even as police complaints were lodged against him across the state.

He, however, maintained that his comments were twisted and he had not targeted any community.

Ajmal's political detractors were however quick to link his remarks to the Gujarat Assembly poll and alleged that the AIUDF chief was toeing the BJP line to "rescue" the right-wing party, which is seeking to retain power in the western state.

The TMC burnt his effigy here, alleging collusion with the saffron party as the reason behind Ajmal's controversial remarks. The BJP, however, distanced itself from Ajmal, whose party sits in the Opposition in the state.

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