No medicine, no burial: imam issues fatwa against UP woman for speaking against Islamic practices

Bareilly: The Imam of Bareilly’s Jama Masjid on Monday issued a fatwa against a woman for opposing several Islamic practices. During a press conference, Imam Mufti Khurshid Alam revealed that the fatwa has been issued against Nida Khan for speaking against Islam and its practices. He said, ‘No Muslim is to maintain contact with her until she publicly apologises and retracts her anti-Islam stand.’ Quoting the Fatwa Imam said, “No medicines will be provided if she falls ill. If she dies, no one is allowed to offer ‘namaz’ on her ‘janaza’ (funeral procession). She cannot be buried in the graveyard after her death.” She is also said to have demonstrated against the Islamic practices.

On the other hand, Nida Khan also addressed a press conference, and said those issuing fatwa “should go to Pakistan”. Deccan Chronicle has quoted her saying, “India is a democratic country. No one can ostracise me from Islam. Only Allah can decide who is guilty.”

Nida Khan was the wife of a relative of the Imam. She was married to Usman Raza Khan alias Anzu Miyan in 2015 but was given triple talaq in 2016. Since then, she has been fighting for the rights of Muslim women.