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Rajnath to felicitate Phoolka for legal fight in anti-Sikh riots case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will felicitate former H S Phoolka, who has been representing victims of the 1984 in courts for the last three decades and triple talaq activist at a function on Sunday.

The function will be held at Vijay Goel's residence on Ashoka Road.

"will felicitate for his long legal battle in anti-Sikh riot cases and also honour who has been at the forefront of challenging triple talq in the court," Goel told

had approached the seeking a ban on triple talaq becoming the first Muslim woman to challenge a personal law practice, citing her fundamental rights.

The had resigned earlier this month from the without giving any reason behind the move. He had met Goel to greet him on his birthday on January 4, amid speculations that he may join the BJP.

Commenting on Phoolka's resignation from AAP, Goel had said "He quit recently. (It is) better late than never."

has avoided giving any reason for quitting the and expressed his desire to float a non-political outfit in to fight the drug menace and the perceived politicisation of the (SGPC).

He, however, was averse to any alliance between the AAP and the Reports about a pre-poll tie-up between the two parties is doing the rounds, with none of them denying it officially.

The sources claimed was also annoyed over the AAP's stand on the demand to strip former of the Bharat Ratna for "justifying" the

Phoolka had said that the conversion of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement into a political party in 2012 was a wrong step. He has not declared his future political move, although he has announced that he would not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

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

First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 18:45 IST