Bareilly, July 17: A local cleric in Bareilly has issued fatwa against a triple talaq victim Nida Khan, who runs an NGO to help women who are victims of practices like instance divorce and nikal halala. Also Read - Delhi Records 3,686 New Covid-19 Cases, 47 Deaths; Tally Reaches 3.4 lakh

At a press conference, Shahar Imam Mufti Khurshid Alam of Dargah Aala Hazrat said a fatwa has been issued against Nida Khan for speaking against Islam and its practices. Also Read - IPL 2020 Playoffs Qualification Scenario: How Can CSK, RR, KXIP, SRH Still Finish Top Four

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While the copy of the written Fatwa uses the name ‘Hinda’ instead of ‘Nida’, a cleric later clarified that the fatwa has been issued for Nida.

The fatwa warns people against greeting Nida or even eat with her. It even says that she should not be provided medicines is she falls ill, and cannot be cremated in kabristan (graveyard) upon her death.

“No medicines will be provided if she falls ill. If she dies, no one is allowed to offer ‘namaz’ on her ‘zanaja’ (funeral procession). She cannot be buried in kabristan (graveyard) after her death,” Alam said quoting the fatwa.

Reacting to the development, Nida Khan said those issuing fatwa “should go to Pakistan”.

“India is a democratic country. No one can ostracise me from Islam. Only Allah can decide who is guilty,” she said.

Nida was married to Usman Raza Khan alias Anzu Miyan of Ala Hazrat family in 2015 but was given talaq in 2016. She contested this in civil court, which declared the divorce invalid. Since then, she has been fighting for rights of Muslim women.