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AIMWPLB threatens to move SC against UP min Swamy Prasad Maurya

ANI  |  Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) 

The All Muslim Women's Personal Board (AIMWPLB) on Saturday demanded Yogi Adityanath's cabinet minister Swamy Prasad Maurya's resignation a day after he made a controversial statement saying, "Muslim men resort to triple talaq to quench their 'lust' by changing wives".

AIMWPLB President, Shaista Amber told ANI, "Where on the one hand, Muslim women are fighting for their injustice, Cabinet Ministers like Swamy Prasad Maurya are making such obnoxious statements. He should be given strict punishment and should be sacked from his post. I would appeal to Yogi ji to sent Maurya to a mental asylum."

Claiming that he has humiliated Muslim women across the nation with his statement, Amber appealed to the that he should be taught how to respect women.

"This is disturbing. They don't know Islam at all. If he won't apologize, I will go to the Supreme against him if needed," she added.

The statement came when Maurya was present at leader Jitendra Pal's residence in Uttar Pradesh's Basti, for a personal event on Friday.

The minister also added that is standing shoulder to shoulder with Muslim women on the issue of triple talaq, but claimed that "Muslim personal board has no provision on the issue".

The minister also added fuel in the fire by stating that 'Muslim men leave women to die on the streets with her children'.

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First Published: Sat, April 29 2017. 10:57 IST