Maulanas assaulted by women in Lucknow over talaq issue

By staff reporter

Lucknow: Three women manhandled maulanas and the staff of Madrasa Sultan-e-Madaris at Shameena Road in Lucknow on Tuesday afternoon. The women alleged that the maulanas had issued ‘talaq’ certificates against them.

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According to reports, maulanas identified as Mohammed Asgar Zaidi, Saed Moosa Rizwi and Raza Sajid of the institute informed the police that three women stormed the campus of the institute on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Maulanas the trio women manhandled them inside the campus. The women also manhandled and misbehaved the staff of the institute when they tried to intervene in the issue during altercation.

Those accused of manhandling the victims were identified as Mumtaz Fatima alias Hina wife of Ali Imran Abdi, Nishat Fatima alias Rakshi wife of Ali Hammam and Arshi wife of Rizwan Kamal Abdi. The husbands of the trio women are residents of Wazirganj. Nishat and Arshi are sisters.

The three women are married in the same family. Contrary to victims claim, the women accused the maulanas of having a crucial role in getting their matrimonial lives on the rocks. They also alleged maulanas of pronouncing talaq in a wrongful way.

However, the police did not confirm the claims made by the women. The official spokesman of DIG/SSP Lucknow said that the police were yet to interrogate the women in this connection. He refused to tell the reason that led to the fracas at the institute.

The Official spokesman said that the complainants had not mentioned the reason behind the dispute and so police had yet to find out the reason that ensued altercation.

He said that on the complaint a case was registered under section 323 of IPC (voluntarily causing hurt). The police are investigating the case.

Sudden commotion at one of the revered institute in the area drew attention of curious locals. They reached the spot to get a glimpse of the ongoing altercation.

When come to know of the reason behind the altercation, some of them upheld women’s act while some criticised for manhandling the maulanas.