Women beat up Muslim clerics in Lucknow

via IANS | Lucknow published on June 29, 2010

Three Muslim clerics in a seminary here were Tuesday beaten up by three women for allegedly not conducting their “talaq” (divorce) proceedings in accordance with Shariat (Islamic) laws, police said.

Mumtaz alias Hina, Nishat Fatima and Arshi barged into the Madrassa Sultan-e-Madari in the Wazirganj area and assaulted the clerics – Mohd Afzar Zaidi, Sayed Musa Rizvi and Mohd Raza Sajid.

“The women alleged that the clerics conducted their divorce, keeping them in dark. We have initiated an enquiry,” police spokesman Anand Srivastava told reporters here.

Meanwhile, the three clerics have registered a police complaint against the three women for assaulting them and damaging the property of the seminary.

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