An unidentified person hurled a shoe at All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief and MP Asaduddin Owaisi in Mumbai, where he was addressing a rally.
The incident reportedly occurred at around 9.45 pm on Tuesday when he was addressing a rally at Nagpada junction in south Mumbai. A case has been filed.
Owaisi was reportedly unfazed and, according to the police, was unhurt.
"I am willing to lay down my life for my democratic rights. These are all frustrated people, who cannot see that the governmentâ€™s decision on triple talaq has not been accepted by the masses in general and Muslims in particular," Owaisi told PTI.
Referring to the person who hurled the shoe, he said, â€śThese people are the ones who follow the ideology of the killers of Mahatma Gandhi, Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar.â€ť
The police said that they were going through CCTV footage of the area and were probing the matter, reported PTI.
According to the Indian Express, Owaisi said that he would move around the country without security, and the individuals who hurled a shoe at him cannot silence his voice.
Owaisi was reportedly addressing the rally about developments in triple talaq, and said that the bill was unjust and if it became law, it would exploit women.
Owaisi also attacked Modi, and said that the Prime Minister should set aside Rs 2,000 crore for the rehabilitation of women who are divorced under triple talaq, the report added.
"There have been 8 rapes in 6 days in Haryana. Yet, Modi has not spoken about it. Between 2005-2015 there were 88,467 dowry deaths in India, 22 women die daily due to dowry. A law is not the answer,â€ť Owaisi said, addressing the rally, according to the Times of India.