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Nusrat Jahan to Muslim Clerics: None should comment on what I choose to wear

Nusrat Jahan, the actress who predominantly works in Bengali cinema, joined active politics in 2019

Sunday June 30, 2019 11:27 AM, ummid.com & Agencies

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Kolkata: After being criticised for sporting vermilion and bangles and not wearing a 'burqa' in Parliament, actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan on Saturday said that she represents an "inclusive India".

"I represent an inclusive India which is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion," Jahan said in a statement that she later shared on Twitter.

She also wrote that she "respects all religions".

"I still remain a Muslim and none should comment on what I choose to wear. Faith is beyond attire and is more about believing and practicing the invaluable doctrines of all religions," Jahan said.

Criticising her "un-Islamic" post-marriage appearance at her oath-taking ceremony in Parliament on June 25, a group of Muslim clerics had issued a 'fatwa' against the newly-married Member of Parliament.

Nusrat Jahan, the actress who predominantly works in Bengali cinema, joined active politics in 2019 and contested from Basirhat as a Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate. Jahan's screen debut was in Raj Chakraborty's Shotru. She then appeared in the film Khoka 420, under the banner Eskay Movies.

Nusrat Jahan, who is among the 17 women fielded by Mamata Banerjee's party in the April-May election, tied the knot with businessman Nikhil Jain on June 19.

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