Owaisi Slams Modi

Shraddha Murder Case Is Not About Love Jihad: Owaisi

Citing the bone-chilling Shraddha Walkar murder case, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday called out the Bharatiya Jantiya Party (BJP) for giving the issue a “religious angle” and said that the incident is not about “love jihad.”

The All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that BJP politics over this is completely wrong.
“BJP politics over this is completely wrong. It’s not an issue of love jihad but of exploitation and abuse against a woman and that is how it should be viewed and condemned,” Owaisi said.

Recalling the Azamgarh incident where a man murdered his wife and kept her in a suitcase, the AIMIM chief said that such incidents are saddening, should not be politicised and given a Hindu-Muslim angle.

Owaisi took a dig at Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for giving the incident a religious angle while campaigning in Delhi.

Earlier on November 20, CM Sarma said that India needs a Uniform Civil Code and a law against ‘love jihad’.

During the roadshow in Delhi ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections, the Assam Chief Minister said “India does not need a person like Aaftab (Shraddha murder case accused) but a person like Lord Ram, a leader like Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

On his party contesting only 13 seats in the Gujarat assembly polls, Owaisi said that we trust the people and constitution of the country, and our fight will strengthen Indian democracy.

“We do not need permission from any other party to fight elections, it is our right. We trust the people and constitution of the country, our fight will strengthen Indian democracy,” he said while talking to ANI. (ANI)

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Tipu Sultan Scared British Then, Now Their Slaves:Owaisi

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Asaduddin Owaisi slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the renaming of the train connecting Bengaluru and Mysuru from Tipu Express to Wodeyar Express and said that they can never erase Tipu Sultan’s legacy.

Notably, the Railways has renamed Tipu Express, which plies between Mysuru and Bengaluru, as Wodeyar Express but AIMIM Chief while talking to ANI said that BJP could have started another train to be named after Wodeyar.
“BJP government renamed Tippu Express to Wodeyar Express. Tipu irks BJP just because he waged three wars against its British masters. But, BJP will never be able to erase Tipu’s legacy,” Owaisi tweeted.

Taking a dig at BJP, he said, “Tipu scared the British while alive and scares British slaves even now.”

“If you wanted to name a train after Tipu Sultan, then you should have started another train. Tipu was not one of those royals who sided with the British like some who betrayed the Rani of Jhansi and now their descendants are in ministerial positions,” Owaisi further said.

The AIMIM Chief further tweeted a portrait of Tipu, which he claimed was on the original illustrated copy of the Constitution of India.

Earlier today, Owaisi had claimed that the “dignity” of Muslims in India is lesser than a “streetside dog” while referring to the viral video in which police officials were seen flogging Muslim men publicly earlier this week.

“You could have taken them to the police station. But you chose to rip off their esteem and hit them directly on the streets. In a nation of 133 crores where 30 crores Muslims live, the dignity of a Muslim is lesser than a streetside dog,” he added.

“Every day there is more evidence of mass radicalization. Floggings and mob violence by cops have become common. Targeted violence against Muslims is treated as ‘justice’. This is the reality of Modi’s Vishwaguru/New India/5G/$5 Trillion Ton economy,” Owaisi wrote in a tweet.

He also reacted to RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comments on a comprehensive population policy.

“Don’t fret. The Muslim population is not increasing. It’s rather falling… Who’s using condoms the most? We are. Mohan Bhagwat won’t speak on this,” Owaisi said.

On October 5, the RSS chief inaugurated the annual Dussehra celebrations and stressed the application of the population policy equally to ensure that the rising population do not become a burden but can be used as a resource. (ANI)

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Local Issues Hold Key to Assembly Elections

‘We Will Choose Bengal’s Didi Over Muslim Owaisi’

Maulana Shahidul Qadri, 45, from Dhankheti, Metiaburj in Kolkata, says local issues hold key to assembly elections and therefore he will prefer Trinamool candidate than a divisive BJP or AIMIM

At a time when many people around the country have given in to the politics of division and polarity, people in Bengal are still standing united, strongly. We Bengalis form an opinion after a lot of deliberation and in-depth understanding and analysis of a matter, and thus one cannot divide us so easily.

As a Maulana and also as an Imam of the masjid at Dhankheti (Metiaburj), I tell people not to fall prey to the politics of hate; firqakaparasti wali baton me mat aaiye. We also tell people through editorials in various newspapers that we should not forget local issues while state elections are underway.

I wonder why BJP makes every election, right down to even the civic body elections, about national issues. Wasn’t our election system created and upgraded so that issues at every level could find adequate voice and be solved subsequently?

BJP might try bringing in the big guns for the elections, but Mamata Banerjee will once again become the CM. We have chosen to support Didi even over a Muslim candidate, AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi. It is not about Hindu-Muslim leaders, but rather on who as a leader has an understanding of local issues.

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The BJP-TMC face-off means everyday there’s some new statement from either side, but the electorate is noticing everything. The pandemic has shown us how important it is to have robust local leadership and we will keep focussing on that.

Bengal was a more peaceful place earlier, but now you hear news of BJP-TMC or BJP-Left clashes. I condemn incidents like attacks on JP Nadda; violence shouldn’t have any place in a democracy. We are Bengalis and Indians too, apart from being Hindus and Muslims.

Sometimes I wonder if like Assam, madarsa education will be banned in West Bengal as well! How will we then understand the basics of the faith we practise? There are many other ways in which the Muslim identity and the country’s Constitution and the institutions are being chipped away by the BJP but we have faith in both Mamata Didi and Allah.

NRC-CAA, Shaheen Bagh, illegal Bangladeshi immigrant, purportedly for whom the bill was brought in… was a burning issue just an year ago, do you hear as much of it during Bengal elections? Why? We can see through everything. The Prime Minister is not the leader of a party alone and not only of a particular party or community. He must take the whole country together and walk.

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The first term of this government was all about sowing seeds of mistrust between communities that had been mostly living peacefully for so long. The second term was all about interpreting law in such a way that that hatred was normalised. Even though we respect the Ram Janmbhoomi verdict, it would have been nice if the bhoomi-poojan had been a calmer affair.

Triple talaq, Delhi riots, NRC and now the love jihad (which the Supreme Court has said doesn’t hold true because relationship between two consenting adults is their choice), I wonder when will all this stop and when will we begin focussing on issues that really matter for us as a country?

No leader is perfect, and Mamata Banerjee gets angered easily, but we feel ke unka dil saf hai aur hausla buland. She has our interests at heart. We hope in the coming years she will mature into a calmer leader and learn to strategize better, Bengal and the country can truly benefit from that.