A debate on the issue of triple talaq which was aired on the Zee Hindustan news channel took an ugly turn when one of a muslim cleric assaulted a woman panelist on live television. The Muslim cleric caused outrage on Tuesday (17 July 2018) after he slapped a female lawyer during a live TV debate on Zee Hindustan.
A peaceful expression of opinions became a battlefield after an unexpected abusive exchange of comments by the panelist.
Mufti Ejaz Arshad Qasmi was later arrested from the Zee Media’s office after a complaint by the media house for assaulting Farah Faiz, an advocate fighting against Triple Talaq.
Things went out of hand when Ms Faiz argued that “talaq-e-bidat (triple talaq) is not a form of divorce recognised in the Quran. This triggered a war of words between her and Maulana Qasmi which resulted in the physical scuffle. Supreme Court lawyer Farah Faiz hit Maulana Ejaz Arshad Kajmi as discussions heated up. Kajmi responded by hitting Faiz twice live on air.
Here is the video:-
मौलाना कासमी ने सुप्रीम कोर्ट की महिला वकील फराह फैज के साथ मारपीट की.#MaulanaSlapsWoman पर करें ट्वीट@BJP4India @INCIndia @sambitswaraj @girirajsinghbjp @VijayGoelBJP @RakeshSinha01 @ShahnawazBJP @naqvimukhtar @ManojTiwariMP @PremShuklaBJP pic.twitter.com/B74RZ0tb5t
— ZEE HINDUSTAN (@Zee_Hindustan) July 17, 2018
As expected the video went viral on all social media platforms and the netizens reacted with outrageous comments on the video. Take a look at some of most hard-hitting responses:
Today AIMPLB member slapped a “Senior SC Lawyer” all lawyers should go on strike in support and demand:
1.Abolishment of AIMPLB
2. strict action against Maulana
3. maulanas shouldn’t be invited on any debate on any channel@Swamy39@Ish_Bhandari
— Captain Aakash (@Indiaaakash) July 17, 2018
Mufti Azaz Arshad Qasmi slaps Farah Faiz on live national TV. When the rainy insects crawl out of the gutter this is how they stink! Shame on you Maulanas and shame on Faheem Baig who said that the Maulana should not have slapped a woman ‘in front of everyone’. #MaulanaSlapsWoman
— Shubhrastha (@Shubhrastha) July 17, 2018
How many Intellectuals have condemned the Maulana attacking a lady on live television ?
Especially the #TalkToAMuslim brigade
— Dr Shobha (@DrShobha) July 18, 2018
A Maulana Amir Kasmi who is a member of AIMPLB hit a woman on a live TV debate. If he does ths on TV, imagine what these people would be doing behind closed doors. The Maulana even used abusive words for women on the panel…
— Sourish Mukherjee (@me_sourish) July 17, 2018
Without justifying what that Maulana Kasmi did, isn’t this true that woman slapped him first ? 😀😀😀😀😀
— Alok Bhatt (@alok_bhatt) July 18, 2018
See, how this Maulana respects women. He slapped her, because he was not able to bear that, a lady is raising her voice in front of him.
— Khushboo (@KhushbooTweets) July 17, 2018
On LIVE national TV, a Maulana just reined blows on an elderly women, who slapped him for hurling abuses at her 😳#TripalTalaq
— Amrita Bhinder (@amritabhinder) July 17, 2018
If this is the goon-like behaviour of Mullahs on Live TV, imagine how they mistreat women in the privacy of their homes. Indian Muslims have a choice between Allah’s Islam and Mullah’s Islam. They must reject the Mullah and madrassah or move to Pakistan.
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) July 18, 2018
Here is what you need to know about Mufti Qasmi:
1) Ejaz Arshad Qasmi is a member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).
2) He is the general secretary of Peace Foundation of India, New Delhi, which runs a website fatwaonline.org for online fatwas.
3) He claimed to be an expert in the fields of Urdu Literature and Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Hadith, Tafseer.
4) He has written several books on Islam.
5) He has also worked as web editor and media advisor at Darul Uloom Deoband.
Source- NDTV, DNA, Zee Hindustan
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