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Azmi recruited in Cong, says will oppose UCC

Congress on Sunday sought to downplay the triple talaq issue, saying the “matter is in Supreme Court”, while former Rajya Sabha MP Obaidullah Khan Azmi, a new recruit in the party, asserted that he will oppose any “wrong move” on the issue by the government.

Azmi, who had vehemently opposed the Supreme Court judgment in Shah Bano case, said, “I am an office-bearer of All-India Muslim Personal Board. If the government tries to misuse it or make any wrong move on the issue then I will fight against it. I will oppose it in my individual capacity.” 

Azmi said this when asked about his stand on the triple talaq issue in the presence of senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. However, Azad tried to play it down saying, “since the matter is in the Supreme Court, there will be no discussion on it.” He said the BJP-led government is trying to divert the attention of the people from their promises made during the Lok Sabha elections by raising such issues. 

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