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'Stinking Ulemas' remark aimed at giving 'tit-for-tat' reply to Azam Khan: Bajpai

'Stinking Ulemas' remark aimed at giving 'tit-for-tat' reply to Azam Khan: Bajpai

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Uttar Pradesh chief Laxmikant Bajpai on Wednesday said that the motive behind his 'stinking Ulemas' statement was to give a 'tit for tat' response to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's undignified remarks, adding that he did not mean it.

Clerics in Pak town ban women from going out without male kin

Reminiscent of Taliban rule in neighbouring Afghanistan, a group of clerics in Pakistan`s northwestern tribal region has barred women from venturing out of their homes without a male relative, warning that the violators would be fined and socially boycotted.

Pakistani boycott hits Kabul meet of Ulemas

The decision by Pakistani religious scholars not to attend a conference of Afghan and Pakistani Ulema here in March has all but scuttled the meeting, reports Xinhua.