Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan has lashed out at All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Twitter for abusing his son by calling him a self-proclaimed leader of Muslims.
The famous screenwriter, who has defended Salman on several occasions, expressed his anger towards Owaisi in a series of tweets:
“Owaisi is upset with Modiji and abuses Salman. Owaisi a self-proclaimed leader of Muslims. God help the Muslims,” Salim Khan tweeted.
Khan also wrote: “A couple of days ago on Times Now, during a one-on-one debate about UCC Nalin Kohli happened to ask Owaisi that he must be having women in his family – wife, sister and definitely a mother. Owaisi got almost violently offended.”
He also lashed out at Owaisi for using foul language against Muslims:
“In Jan 2014 Salman went to Ahmedabad on invitation of Modiji to fly Kites. I had advised him to go. Owaisi got some of his followers together and said ‘Ïss Haram ke pille ki picture boycott karo.’ This is the language he uses for Muslims. I wanted to react and retaliate then but couldnt stoop to his level.”
Salim has come to his son’s rescue several times and has defended him on various controversies like the rape comment, ban on Pakistani artistes and Yakub Memon’s hanging to name a few.
Meanwhile the veteran scriptwriter on Monday criticised the practice of Triple Talaq by Muslim men saying it is against Quranic principle.
The writer took to twitter to express his view on the raging debate over abolition of Triple Talaq, as demanded by many Muslim women.
“Triple Taalaaq arbitrarily in one sitting is against the Quranic principle. UCC is facing resistance from some clerics and might have been misunderstood by some muslims but, it does not interfere with Islam at all,” tweeted Khan.
The controversy arose after the Law Commission recently sought feedback from the public on whether the practice of triple talaq should be abolished and whether a uniform civil code be made optional.
A passionate debate has emerged over the government’s stand to oppose the practice of “triple talaq” with some leading women politicians seeking its abolition, even as Muslim bodies accused the ruling dispensation of waging a “war” on their personal law.
Though most of the women leaders avoided direct comments on the Centre’s affidavit or sought to dissect it, they were strongly critical of the prevalent practice of dissolving marriage through triple talaq. – CINEWS