Irfan Habib's Daughter Is Not Amused About The BJP Marrying Her Off To A Moody's Analyst

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INDIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Professor Irfan Habib, Marxist Indian historian, professor in the Aligarh Muslim University and former Chairman of the Indian Council for Historical Research. (Photo by Hemant Chawla/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Saman Habib, daughter of historian Irfan Habib is indignant. The scientist at the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has been "married off" to the junior analyst at Moody's Analytics, Faraz Syed, by senior BJP leader Sidharth Nath Singh and some others on television and social media. Syed had authored a report for the Moody's analytical team that said the communal fringe could tarnish Prime Minister Narendra Modi's global credibility.

After the BJP rubbished the report as "personal opinion", the party's national secretary discredited the report by factually-baseless statements on national television and social media.

He was perhaps following the lead of party leader Subramanian Swamy, who retweeted someone who made the claim on Twitter.

This was furthered by several others, including BJP's national executive member of its women's wing, Priti Gandhi.

Habib is upset, and with reason. Calling those who linked her with Syed "a bunch of liars", she clarified that she was actually married to Amit Mishra, who is also a scientist with CDRI.

The sanghis have gone and married me off to Faraz Syed, an analyst for Moody's who gave that...

Posted by Saman Habib on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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Her husband seems equal parts amused and angry.

"I am a victim of a pincer attack by Muslim Polyandry and Hinduttva Fascism! @Saman Habib has been married off to someone called Faraz Syed by the Sanghi Command and the lowest scum of the internet Hinduttva-vadis are in the baaraat. (Sulk, sulk!)," he commented on his wife's Facebook post.

As more people propagated the rumour, he chose to go after them with a vengeance, and has even threatened BJP's Singh with legal action.

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