Dehradun: Anti-Triple Talaq crusader Shayara Bano who recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party has been appointed as vice president of State Women’s Commission with minister of state (MoS) status on Tuesday evening.
“Shayara Bano has been appointed as vice-chairperson in the state women commission along with two others– Jyoti Shah and Pushpa Paswan with minister of state (MoS) status,” stated a press statement issued by the Uttarakhand government.
“The positions for the three vice-chairpersons in the body were lying vacant for long. They (appointees) have come as a gift by chief minister in Navratri,” stated the release.
Bano said,” I was not only influenced by the BJP’s principles, I also looked up to PM Modi as my ideal. These all are the reasons that I decided to join BJP.”
Bano was the first to challenge the constitutionality of the practice of triple talaq in the apex court in 2014, four months after being divorced by her husband through speed post.