What I said is wrong, didn’t want to hurt sentiments: Congress MP Husain Dalwai on ‘Ram-Sita’ remark

New Delhi: Congress MP Husain Dalwai on Friday apologised for his controversial remark on triple talaq and claimed the matter is being ‘intentionally politicised’. Dalwai, earlier defending the issue of triple talaq, said that even Lord Ram had left Sita over doubts.

“What I said is wrong and I have apologised for it. I did not want to hurt sentiments. It’s being intentionally politicized,” the Congress MP said.

He even slammed the people demanding an apology from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and asked why the latter should apologise for his mistake. Speaking to ANI, the Congress leader had earlier said that women are being treated ‘unfairly’ in all communities and not just Muslims.

“Every society is male domination. Even Lord Ram once left Sita Ji after doubting her. So we need to change as a whole,” Dalwai said.

Meanwhile, terming Dalawai’s comments as objectionable, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said that Dalawai should have read the scriptures properly before saying such things.

“How will they feel if I say that Prophet Muhammad fell in love with his daughter-in-law, resulting in her separating from the Prophet’s son. That’s why the tradition of the ‘burkha’ started so that no one can see her face,” Swami told ANI.

“Lord Ram and Sita’s story is one of sacrifice; he should have read it properly before making such comments. Most of these Congress members are illiterate. Rahul Gandhi didn’t pass university, Sonia Gandhi didn’t pass school, Indira Gandhi failed in Oxford, Jawahar Lal Nehru failed in Cambridge. The Congress should issue an apology,” Swami added.

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