"No men left?": Top Gujarat cleric slams muslim women in elections

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"No men left?": Top Gujarat cleric slams muslim women in elections

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"No men left?": Top Gujarat cleric slams muslim women in elections (Picture: NDTV)

Gujarat Assembly Election: The sexist rant by the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad comes a day before voting in 93 constituencies in Gujarat, the second phase of a closely watched state election.

Ahmedabad: Those who select Muslim women to run for office are against Islam and are weakening the religion, the chief cleric of the Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad said on Sunday, in a stunningly misogynistic comment, a day before the second phase of voting for the Gujarat elections.

"If you talk about Islam, see there's nothing more important in this religion than namaz. Did you see any women here reading the namaz? If it were okay for women in Islam to come in front of everyone, they wouldn't have been stopped from doing so," Shabbir Ahmed Siddiqui told news agency ANI.

Click here to read the full article published by NDTV on 5 December 2022.

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