Cleric says ‘men and women should share pregnancy for 4.5 months each’; Twitterati react to bizarre logic

Commenting on how people have been demanding gender equality, secretary of the Jamiat Ulama Gulzar Azmi said that the two genders should also share the responsibility of pregnancy equally - 4.5 months each. Of course, Twitterati had much to say about this as well.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 11, 2017 6:17 pm
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In what can only be termed as a bizarre statement, Gulzar Azmi, the Secretary of Jamiat Ulama, spoke on October 10 on how everyone wants equality, and if that were the case, why can’t men and women equally split the responsibility of pregnancy. The comment, which was tweeted out by news agency ANI, was reportedly made in the context of Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s proposal to allow women – over the age of 45 – to attempt the Haj pilgrimage in groups of four, without male company.

This suggestion, along with several others by a Centre-appointed committee, didn’t go down well with Azmi, who told ANI,  “The decision to allow Muslim women aged above 45 years to go on Haj alone is entirely illegal and is an intervention in Islam. It is clearly stated in Quran that a woman cannot go on Haj alone.”

“From the time this government has come to power, they tend to touch upon such issues that make Muslim anxious which makes the people of our religion believe that this government is against Muslims. The promises that were made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi have not been fulfilled yet, so to divert the attention they raise issues against Muslims,” Azmi said.

Soon, Twitter flooded with reactions and people were questioning the opinion of the cleric. While, some men took the statement sportingly and claimed that they were ready for the 4.5 month challenge, others applauded the logical statement made by the cleric. Few also made reasonable queries based on how the transfer of the fetus would take place from a woman to a man after 4.5 months!  Here are some one of reactions the statement received!

Do you want to give the 4.5-month theory a try? Share your thoughts on the issue in the comments below.

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