HYDERABAD — A petition has been filed against All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi for alleged ‘communal statements’ at a rally in Hyderabad on August 5.
The petition has been filed before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Kolkata’s Bankshall Court under section 153A/295A of the Indian Penal Code. Owaisi has been summoned before the court on September 1.
Referring to the Gurugram incident where a Muslim youth’s beard was forcibly shaved off, the Hyderabad MP had said that ‘those indulging in such tyranny and injustice’ will be brought into the fold of Islam and made to keep a beard. He further threatened to convert the accused “to Islam”.
“Muslim man’s beard was shaved off. Those who did it, I am telling them and their fathers, even if you slit our throat, we`ll be Muslims. We will convert you to Islam and will make you keep a beard,” he said, as reported by ANI.
The Hyderabad MP also said that attacks on Muslim minorities have increased ever since the NDA government came to power at the Centre.
He also referred to the lynching of Akbar Khan at Alwar in Rajasthan by cow vigilantes.
(With inputs from agencies)