Shia cleric meets Yogi Adithyanath

‘Triple talaq’, should be done away with, says Maulana Yasoob Abbas.

Updated - March 25, 2017 03:00 pm IST

Published - March 25, 2017 02:36 pm IST - Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Shia Personal Law Board member Maulana Yasoob Abbas on Saturday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here.

“We had a courtesy meeting with the Chief Minister but a delegation of the Board will soon meet him in connection with our demands,” Mr. Abbas said.

The delegation will demand the setting up a separate committee or commission on the lines of Rajinder Sachar Committee for ensuring development and welfare of minority Shias among Muslims, he said.

The committee was commissioned in 2005 by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to prepare a report on the latest social, economic and educational conditions of the Muslim community.

On being asked about his take on ‘triple talaq’, the Shia leader said the practice should be done away with.

On the Ayodhya issue, he said, “The Shias want the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue resolved through mutual negotiations and the government should assist in this task.”.

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