‘Muslim Women Should Be Allowed To Offer Namaz’: Sakshi Maharaj


New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj, known for making controversial statements, Saturday, appealed to the judiciary to intervene in the matters of Islam as it does in the Hindu religion.

Commenting on the issue of gender discrimination in religious places, the BJP leader said, “The judiciary should intervene in the matters of Islam, in which women are considered “pairon ki jooti’, jab zaroorat pade to pehenlo nahi to utar ke bahar phek do”.

“Muslim women are our mothers and sisters, they are also facing injustice,” adding that “they should also be allowed to offer namaz.”

“The way judiciary is intervening in the matters of Hindus, it should also intervene in matters related to Islam,” he added.

While saying every citizen of the country should have equal rights, Sakshi Maharaj said, “The nation should be run according to the Constitution and not ‘fatwas’. The government and judiciary must ensure this.”

There has been a huge debate going on within the country over gender discrimination in many famous temples across the country. Recently, the Bombay High Court declared that no law prevents women from entering places of worship and there should be no gender discrimination as far as entering one is concerned.