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Veteran Congress Leader C K Jaffer Sharief today requested all, including media, to refrain from 'interfering' in others' religious matters and said the Prime Minister and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had raised the triple talaq issue out of 'sympathy' towards Muslim women.
He also said "we will be grateful to both leaders for showing equal concern towards the Muslim minority."
"The ongoing triple talaq controversy which has been taken up by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and seconded by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (Yogi Adityanath) is a sign of sympathy to the Muslim womenfolk," the former Union Minister said in a statement.
The octogenarian leader however, appealed to all, including the media, to keep away from 'sensitive' and long practiced religious issues.
"We all appeal and request everyone not to interfere in the religious matters of others," he added, while pointing out that Muslims in India and all over the world follow the Holy Quaran and obey the words of Prophet Muhammed.
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