Arvind Kejriwal is a ‘cunning ambitious fraud’ with empty head like Modi, says Markandey Katju

By: | Updated: March 10, 2017 2:58 PM

Justice (retd) Markandey Katju has launched a scathing verbal attack against Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal.

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Retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has launched a scathing verbal attack against Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal. Not only this, Justice Katju has also compared Kejriwal with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said both of them are frauds.

“Kejriwal is a cunning ambitious fraud with nothing in his head, and no different from that fraud Modi. Many people are still under illusions about him, but the time will come when their eyes will be opened to the truth,” Katju tweeted on Thursday.

We do not know as to why exactly Katju used such terms for Kejriwal and compared him with Modi. In popular perception, both Modi and Kejriwal are poles apart.

Katju also attacked Kejriwal on Facebook while sharing his views on the issue of Triple Talaq and use of Burqa by Muslim women. Katju said he supported the abolition of the practice of Triple Talaq, which allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by merely saying the word Talaq thrice, and Burqa. He also expressed his support for the enactment of a Uniform Civil Code in the country, saying it will benefit Muslims in the country. Interestingly, these issues are often raised by the BJP.

“I support abolition of oral talaq and burqa, and enactment of a uniform civil code, as I believe that will benefit Muslims. But Kejriwal will never do that, as he fears he will lose Muslim votes if he does so. He will rush to Dadri and do such other drama to get support of Muslims.

“But I do not want Muslim votes. I will raise my voice against any atrocity on Muslims, but I will condemn the stupid, feudal and outdated customs and practices of many Muslims, just as I will condemn stupid, feudal and outdated practices of many Hindus, e.g. caste system and looking down on dalits,” Katju posted on Facebook.

Katju also argued with respondents to justify as to why he supported the abolition of Triple Talaq. One user commented: “Oral talaq has a few set of rules as well. There are so many rules in Islam to back women up. If only we were taught Islam in its truest sense. There is something called qulaa as well. You can search it up. Also, the burqa is not prescribed in Islam, a hijab is and it should be out of choice not out of force/compulsion. Sadly India and Pakistan remain patriarchal, and men still control what women should do or wear. If you do not know of a subject, I suggest you may want to educate yourself thoroughly and then pass a judgement. Rather than making axioms.”

However, Katju gave a fitting response: “Wajiha Azam: Khula requires permission of the husband ( see Mulla’s or Ameer Ali’s books on Muslim law ), which he may not give. Oral talaq does not require the wife’s permission. U do not seem to have any knowledge of Muslim law. I have studied it for 50 years.”

In recent months, Katju has made several controversial statements that have gone viral.

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