TMC MP Nusrat Jahan attends Rath Yatra in mangalsutra and sindoor, says 'I am still a Muslim'

The MP was seen along with chief minister Mamata Banerjee who inaugurated the festival organised by Iskcon.

Published: 04th July 2019 02:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2019 02:14 PM   |  A+A-

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan addresses media during Iskcon Rath Yatra festival in Kolkata on Thursday. (Photo | ANi, Twitter)

By Online Desk

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan, who recently created row after she was seen in Parliament wearing mangalsutra and sindoor, on Thursday attended the  Iskcon Rath Yatra festival in Kolkata. 

The MP was seen along with chief minister Mamata Banerjee who inaugurated the festival organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon).

A fatwa was reportedly issued against her soon after the incident. "I don't pay heed to things which are baseless. I know my religion. I have been a Muslim by birth and I am still a Muslim. It's about faith. You have to feel it inside your heart & not in your head,"  the TMC MP said while reacting to a question on fatwa.

In the video on the festival, Nusrat was seen wearing saree, mangalsutra and sindoor. She also broke a coconut and prayed to the Lord with folded hands like other devotees.

Nusrat Jahan,  who is married businessman Nikhil Jain, has not changed her Islamic name. 

"Nusrat Jahan represents new India... an all inclusive India. Respect for others religious beliefs and participation in their festivities will make India great again. This is what India stands for and youth like Nusrat Jahan are showing the path forward," an Iskcon spokesperson was quoted as saying by a media organisation.

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  • Cynthia Reilly

    Nusrat Jahan Should stop playing to the gallery & focus on how she can stop the merciless thrashing of young Muslim men in the name of her newly adopted religion!!
    3 months ago reply
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