Muslim cleric Ejaz Arshad Qasmi on Tuesday slapped Supreme Court lawyer Farah Faiz during a news debate on triple talaq aired live on Zee Hindustan. The incident occurred at the channel’s office in Noida.
The police have detained Qasmi based on a complaint filed by Faiz, Zee Hindustan reported.
The news channel took to Twitter to condemn the incident. It also accused Qasmi of misbehaving with writer and activist Amber Zaidi.
Faiz, who runs a non-governmental organisation called Muslim Women’s Quest for Equality in Uttar Pradesh, was one of the petitioners in the triple talaq case in the Supreme Court. Last year, the top court declared that the practice was unconstitutional.
More details are awaited.