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Days after a fatwa was issued against her for wearing 'sindoor' in the Parliament, Trinamool Congress MP and actor Nusrat Jahan on Thursday dubbed the dictate as baseless saying she is still a Muslim.

"I don't pay heed to things which are baseless. I know my religion. I have been a Muslim by birth and I am still a Muslim. It's about faith. You have to feel it inside your heart and not in your head," Jahan told reporters.

A fatwa was issued by a cleric against Jahan for sporting "un-Islamic" attire in Parliament on June 25, when she took oath as a Member of Parliament.

"There is no political angle here, it's just the matter of faith and belief," she added.

Several other leaders have also defended Jahan's stand including MoS for Women and Child Development Debashree Chowdhury.

"As an Indian citizen, Nusrat has the right to do what she desires. This is not Pakistan, you can not issue a Fatwah against a Member of Parliament," Chowdhury had said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, July 04 2019. 16:41 IST
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