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'Still remain Muslim, faith is above attire': Nusrat slams cleric, Twitter says this is 'New India'

Still remain Muslim, faith is above attire: Nusrat slams cleric, Twitter says this is New India

Kolkata: Actor and newly-elected TMC MP Nusrat Jahan's was pulled in a controversy on Saturday after a Muslim cleric criticised her for marrying a Jain businessman and wearing a sindoor (vermilion) and bangles.

Nusrat Jahan sporting bangles and sindoor while taking oath as Lok Sabha member became a matter of controversy when a Muslim cleric criticised her for marrying a person outside her religion and termed the practice as un-Islamic.

"Islam says a Muslim can marry only a Muslim. I have got to know that Nusrat is a film actor and people in the cinema do not care about religious practices. They do what they have to," said Mufti Asad Quasmi of Madrasa Jamia Sheikh-ul-Hind.

He also questioned the parliamentarian's decision to marry a man belonging to Jainism. However, Nusrat Jahan gave an apt response saying she represents an inclusive India.

Taking it to Twitter, the first time parliamentarian who has recently got married, Nusrat Jahan said, "I represent an inclusive India which is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion."

(With inputs from DNA)

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