Published On: Wed, Jan 13th, 2016

Muslims with two wives not eligible for teaching Urdu, says UP govt

Agra: “All those who have two wives, both living, will be considered non-eligible for teaching Urdu,” Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government said in its notice for appointment of 3,500 Urdu teachers.

According to reports, the notice states that candidates must reveal marital status in their job application.

The marital status section has a clause that all those who have two wives, both living, will be considered non-eligible. Women candidates married to a man with two wives are also not eligible.

Muslim Personal Law Board has objected to the notice, describing it as a violation of rights of Muslims.

However, government officials say that the condition has been laid to prevent confusion over who would be paid the widow or widower’s pension.

ENI Bureau

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