Modi's rakhi sister Qamar Mohsin Shaikh wishes him good health, hails triple talaq law

Shaikh, a Pakistani national who came to India after marriage, had earlier said that she had been tying rakhi on Modi's wrist for last 25 years.

Published: 15th August 2019 07:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2019 07:48 PM   |  A+A-

Qamar Mohsin Shaikh ties a rakhi to her 'brother' PM Modi (Photo | ANI Twitter)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'rakhi sister', Qamar Mohsin Shaikh, on Thursday prayed for his good health and hailed the new law to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq.

Before meeting Modi for tying the sacred thread, she said that she has a 'surprise' for him and expressed happiness for the once-in-a-year occasion to meet the Prime Minister. "I will present him with a painting made by my husband," she said.

"I get the opportunity to tie rakhi to elder brother once every year, I'm happy. I pray that the next five years go so well for him that the whole world recognizes the positive decisions he made," she told ANI here.

She also wished good health to Prime Minister Modi.

Shaikh, a Pakistani national who came to India after marriage, had earlier said that she had been tying rakhi on Modi's wrist for last 25 years.

Lauding the Centre's move to bring a law against instant triple talaq, she said: "There is no provision of instant triple talaq in the Quran and Islam. No other than him could have taken this step (formation of law). He has done a very good job in interests of Muslim women," she said.

She also commented on the repeal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying that coming days would tell whether the move is good or bad.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp