Addressing Modi, Owaisi had said, "This country is not your father's property. It belongs to me, as much as it belongs to you."

Hate speech complaint against Akbaruddin Owaisi for offensive language against PM Modi
news Politics Friday, July 07, 2017 - 08:23

A police complaint was filed against AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi in Hyderabad on Thurday, after his recent speech went viral on social media.

A city-based lawyer approached the Saidabad Police, claiming that the Chandrayangutta legislator's recent speech at Khilwat grounds was 'offensive' and tried to create `misunderstandings' between members of two communities, the Times of India reported.

The TOI report adds that a case is yet to be filed on the issue. 

Addressing a massive gathering, the MLA had spoken about the killings of Mohammed Akhlaq, Pehlu Khan and 15-year-old Junaid Khan. 

"Is it a crime to wear a cap, grow your beard and be a Muslim? There is no need for the sympathy, support of anybody. My brother (AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi) can win 50 parliament seats for the party with the votes of our brethren," he was quoted as saying. 

However, he courted controversy after he said, "The laws that destroy Muslims are not made on roads, marketplaces or grounds but in Parliament and Assemblies. People of VHP, Bajrang Dal, and Narendra Modi, listen: This country is not your father's property. This country belongs to me as much as it belongs to you."

Owaisi was addressing the crowd one day after a Hyderabad court sentenced four accused to 10 years imprisonment for attacking him in 2011.

Ten others, including prime accused Mohammed Bin Omar Yafai alias Mohammed Pahelwan, were acquitted. 

Owaisi was critically injured in the attack by Mohammed Pahelwan and his family members in Old City's Barkas area on April 30, 2011.

One of the attackers, Ibrahim Bin Yonus Yafai, was killed when Akbaruddin's guard opened fire to save him.


IANS inputs

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