There was an uproar in the Odisha Assembly on Thursday when a BJP legislator made the statement that Muslim women in the Red Light area of Mumbai and Kolkata are quite in number. Speaking in support of the triple talaq bills in the Zero Hour, BJP’s deputy leader BS Sethi said while giving a statement in the Assembly. On his statement, the leaders of the Congress and BJD factions protest and demanded to remove Sethi’s statement from the record.
Sethi cleared his statement and said that what is wrong in referring to the report of the survey in the House? I did not say anything wrong against any community. This is the survey report that Muslim women in the Red Light area of Mumbai and Kolkata are quite a number.
Sethi said that some political parties are opposing the bill to collect votes of minorities. Those who oppose the bill should think that Parliament has passed this bill on humanitarian basis for Muslim women.