Governor Ram Naik approved the name of Mr Usmani for heading the Uttar Pradesh State Minorities Commission after it was recommended by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Sixty-two-year-old Mr Usmani has been thrice the national president of the minority wing of the BJP and thrice member of its national executive. He comes from Kanpur and at present is a member of the executive council of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Sofia Ahmed, a triple talaq victim, joined the BJP around a year back. She is also one of the petitioners challenging the instant divorce practice in the Supreme Court.
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