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Abortions mainly occur in Hindus, says Asaduddin Owaisi

PTI
Published : Sep 25, 2018, 5:57 am IST
Updated : Sep 25, 2018, 5:57 am IST

Mr Owaisi posted his comments tweeting a newspaper article titled “Outlawing triple talaq will not help women”.

AIMIM leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi. (Photo: PTI/File)
 AIMIM leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi. (Photo: PTI/File)

Hyderabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, one of the most outspoken critics of the Ordinance that made instant “triple talaq” a criminal offence, said on Monday abortions primarily occur in the Hindu community, remarks the BJP dubbed as “archaic and misogynistic”.

Citing the 2001 census, the Hyderabad Lok Sabha member also claimed that an “overwhelming” number of married women who commit suicide or are murdered for dowry are also Hindus.

“Abortions are primarily Hindus; that overwhe-lming number of married women who commit suicide or are brutally murdered for dowry are Hindus; that a majority of those who are deserted and become destitute in India as per the 2001 census report are Hindus,” he said on Twitter.

Mr Owaisi posted his comments tweeting a newspaper article titled “Outlawing triple talaq will not help women”.

Reacting to the comments of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Musli-meen leader, the BJP’s Telangana spokesperson Krishna Saagar Raosaid, “Mr Owaisi’s mindset has been exposed with these remarks which are archaic and misogynistic.”

“Instead of applauding the initiative taken by the BJP government in bringing out triple talaq ordinance, he is indulging in comparative analysis of the plight of women with other religion. He seems to blinded by both his own fundamentalist mindset and lack of any basis to compare 84 per cent of population with less than 15 per cent,” Mr Rao said.    

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