Begum Aizaz Rasul: The only Muslim wo...

Begum Aizaz Rasul: The only Muslim woman to oppose minority reservations in the Constituent Assembly

"There was much propaganda against me, specially a 'Fatwa' by the Ulemas that it was un-Islamic to vote for a non-purdah Muslim woman," writes Begum Aizaz Rasul in her autobiography, "From Purdah to Parliament". The only Muslim woman member in the Constituent Assembly, Aizaz Rasul formally gave up the purdah in 1937 when she won her first election from the non-reserved seat and became a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council.

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