From Asaduddin Owaisi’s ‘Muslim soldiers’ remark to Mani Shankar Aiyar’s ‘Pakistan love’ remark, here are the top bulletins
“We do not communalise martyrs, those making statements don’t know the Army well,” General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command Lt. Gen. Devraj Anbu said, without naming the Hyderabad MP.
Owaisi claimed that Nadvi was one of the clerics who signed a ‘fatwa’ in 2001 that a mosque remains a mosque for eternity and hence Muslims can’t give up Babri Masjid
Many called the AIMIM chief’s demand bizarre, some buffoonery. Of course, there cannot and should not be any law that violates the freedom of speech.
Urging the government to introduce a law to this effect, Owaisi suggested a punishment with three-year jail term to any person who says this. The AIMIM President spoke to the media after the Lok Sabha session on Tuesday.
“Between 2005-2015, there were more than 80,000 dowry deaths in India. Twenty-two women die daily on account of dowry, and even after the Nirbhaya incident, there was a rapid increase in number of rape cases. Law is not the answer,” AIMIM leader said.
Asked about his earlier comment that people should not watch “Padmaavat”, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said he meant that they should not waste their time and money on watching films in general.
Owaisi was addressing the rally around 10:00 pm in Nagpada when a shoe was hurled at him, sources said. While the man who had thrown the shoe was taken into custody, Owaisi, who was unfazed, did not stop his speech.
Owaisi claimed that such incidents were happening at the behest of people, who follow “hate ideologies” and that they are getting emboldened with each passing day. “These are the same people who killed Gandhi, Dabholkar and Pansare,” he added.
According to the draft law, instant triple talaq will attract a jail term of three years for husband. Owaisi claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was doing nothing for the nation but was always ahead to take credit for good work done by others.
Padmaavat, earlier titled ‘Padmavati’, has been embroiled in a series of controversies since the early stages of production as the set of the movie was vandalised twice in Jaipur and Kolhapur,
The Supreme Court on Tuesday made the playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of movies optional, modifying its earlier order of November 30, 2016.
Asaduddin Owaisi called Ravi Shankar Prasad a “failed draftsman” because, he said, how can an act that is void by law be punished in the same law.
Asaduddin Owaisi said he would like to ask the Congress and the BJP “whether Muslims are forward than Patels in Gujarat, Jats in Rajasthan and Gujjars in Rajasthan”.
“Sweeping or cleaning Taj Mahal is not required. That is being done. What is really required is that minds of BJP leaders should be cleared and cleaned so that they understand that Taj Mahal is part and parcel of India’s legacy,” the MIM leader said.