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Raksha Bandhan 2019: PM Narendra Modi's Pakistani rakhi sister hails triple talaq law

It may be recalled that Qamar Mohsin Shaikh is a Pakistani national who came to India after marriage. She had been tying ‘rakhi’ on PM Modi’s wrist for the last 24 years.


Narendra Modi’s rakhi sister Qamar Mohsin Shaikh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rakhi sister Qamar Mohsin Shaikh ties rakhi to him on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in New Delhi on Thursday , ANI

On the auspicious occasion of ‘Rakshabandhan’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Pakistani ‘rakhi’ sister Qamar Mohsin Shaikh prayed for his good health and hailed the Centre’s move to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq.

Before meeting PM Modi for tying the sacred thread on his wrist, 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 recognises the positive decisions he made,” she added.

Qamar also wished good health to his brother PM Modi.

It may be recalled that Qamar Mohsin Shaikh is a Pakistani national who came to India after marriage. She had been tying ‘rakhi’ on PM Modi’s wrist for the last 24 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 the interests of Muslim women.”

On this occasion, some women and children from various segments of society also tied ‘rakhis’ to the Prime Minister. PM wished the nation on the occasion of Rakshabandhan. “Raksha Bandhan 2019: Women & children tie Rakhi to PM Modi”, he said in a tweet.

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