Ghar Wapsi: Owaisi locks horns with Hindu outfits, says there’s no forced conversion in Islam

The MP from Hyderabad said that every child is born as a Muslim but his parents convert him to other religions.

By: Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Updated: January 6, 2015 12:43 pm
Asaduddin Owaisi, MIM, Owaisi Ghar wapsi MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has stirred a controversy with remarks that every child is born a Muslim as he locked horns with right-wing Hindu outfits over their ‘ghar wapsi’ programme.

“Every child is born a Muslim. His parents and society convert him to other religions,” Owaisi said, apparently in a tit-for-tat to hardline Hindu organisations which have been claiming that ancestors of all Indians were Hindus.

“Islam is the real home of all religions. There is no forced conversion in Islam. It is you who need to come home, but we can’t give you money for that,” the Hyderabad MP said on Saturday night on the eve of Eid Milad Un-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed. Video footages were carried by TV news channels on Monday.

Owaisi’s statement drew strong reactions from political parties with senior NCP leader and Rajya Sabha member Majeed Memon calling it a “stunt” to get votes.

“It is a stunt by Owaisi for vote-catching. Everybody has the right to follow his religion and convert to other religion if he wants to. What Owaisi has said is not right,” he said.

JD(U) spokesman K C Tyagi described the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader as “Muslim edition” of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and VHP leader Praveen Togadia.

JD(U) Rajya Sabha member Ali Anwar termed the hardliners and Owaisi as “two sides of the same coin who complement each other and find sustenance from each other”.

OWAISI-CANVA

“Such activities harm the nation,” he said.

As his comments triggered a row, Owaisi said it is a part of his “belief system” that Islam is the real home of all religions.

“It was a public speech. It was a celebration of Prophet Mohammad. I said these things in a 90-minute speech. It is our belief system.

“In a democracy, I have the permission to put forth my views. You are free to disagree. I am not pushing it down somebody’s throat,” he said.

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    Anjan
    Jul 7, 2016 at 5:54 am
    If everyone is a born Muslim - then why are you wasting your time?
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      Bahmanshah Sanjana
      Jan 5, 2015 at 2:23 pm
      Mr. Owaisi. Every child born in this world is a Human Being's Child. Let that child believe in Humanism First! Humility, Tolerance, good Thoughts, Good Words and good Deeds are the ONLY SALVATION!
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        Harry Achari
        Jan 5, 2015 at 9:07 pm
        He is busy with buisiness. It's too early to judge his performance as far as his short term is concerned. Indian people were sleeping like drugs addicted for 60 years during congress rule. They had no comment. now some one tries to solve it although he has just sitten in his thrown,
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          Harry Achari
          Jan 5, 2015 at 8:58 pm
          Nature made the earth perfect with all rich resources. when there is jungle growing out it produce more sheeps which see the right oppostunity to make more kids. Jungle start decreasing. To avoid that danger nature produce tigers to reduce sheeps populions which form potential danger for the balace, then comes the wrong product. ' Humans' . It's potion growth and it's destruction of nature is unstoppable. Diseases are not even help to reduce the numbers. So nature found another solution to out number them. ' religon' and It's poison. Now we are there unfortunately.
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            Rajendra Raman
            Jan 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm
            Such crackpot friends of the Congress continue to create trouble, and cause natural reaction by not only crackpot friends of the BJP but even ordinary citizens. The Congress must be destro completely for the country to make any progress..
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              md sarwar
              Sep 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm
              You are doing good owaisi sahab
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                ARM
                Jan 5, 2015 at 1:15 pm
                Arab don't let their women marry you(non-Arab Muslim),you can't buy land there ,they don't think of you as Muslim.They had destro our temple forced our ancestor to convert ,in spite knowing this you fool your community just for political gain .
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                  ARM
                  Jan 5, 2015 at 12:59 pm
                  Arab don't let their women marry you(non-Arab Muslim),you can't buy land there ,they think of you as 2nd cl Muslim.They have killed our ancestor forced them to convert ,in spite knowing this if you want to fool your community just for political gain then it good that your ancestor had leaved our religion
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                    Ibush
                    Jan 5, 2015 at 6:46 pm
                    Do you believe Modi Govt can do a magic?
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                      Ibush
                      Jan 5, 2015 at 6:45 pm
                      Mr. OWAIS - Watch PK & then give lecture to poor & mostly illiterates. Don't exploit please.
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                        J.S.Acharya Acharya
                        Jan 5, 2015 at 5:26 pm
                        Owaisi mian should have told this piece in stan not in India. In India most of the Muslim rulers have converted Hindus to Muslims.Just let him accept this fact and keep quiet.
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                          Ajmal
                          Jan 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm
                          It's not a big story. We all Muslims believe that the origin of every religion is monotheistic, later those got corrupted eventually. The meaning of Islam is 'submission' to the Creator. Thus we can call all the creations Muslims, those who submitted, as all of them are fully submitted to their creator by obeying or doing their functions including human's internal organs. I humbly request all please try to learn Islam.
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                            Jacob Zachariah
                            Jan 5, 2015 at 12:47 pm
                            Thus spake this cave dweller. Let the other set of barbarians start their hate canard and of course let the binge hate mail commence.
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                              Anil Dhawan
                              Jan 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm
                              Asaduddin Owaisi probably does not know that Islamic calender in 2015 is 1436 whereas Vikrami samvat 2071 is running and Veda's of Hindu literature dates back to 5000 BC. Therefore his remarks only show his uneducated background and trying to generate heat and hatred between Hindu & Muslimrelations on the anvil of elections in Delhi, UP and Bihar. The PTR (Past Track Record) of non-governance ornon-development gets over-shadowed through such tricks and innocent public keepon getting be-fooled through time immortal. Perpetuators of all such remarksare having criminal mentality and are not protectors or saviors as proclaimedby them. It is the mes who need to throw stones on such people if theyresort to such remarks.
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                                Anurag Srivastava
                                Jan 6, 2015 at 4:10 am
                                The w world knows that the vedic Indian Culture is the oldest. Prophet Mohammed came much after that to preach Islam, a great religion, unfortunately some self styled people of that religion have started it to identify with extremism. What was the Australian Missionary Mr. Stains doing. He had a Geep. He use to make some adjustment in it and the Geep stopped moving. He use to tell the uneducated poor Tribals of Orissa to chant the names of Jai Ram, Jai Krisha etc. to see whether the Geep starts running. It used to not start. Then he use to make the necessary adjustments in the machinery and use to tell the Tribals chant the name of Christ and the Geep use to suddenly start. I am not trying to defend what Dara Singh of Bajarang Dal did later on, which was totally wrong.
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                                  Sudhir
                                  Jan 5, 2015 at 4:21 pm
                                  Where are the all secular fundamentalistNGOs, human rights groups & activists like Arundhathi Roy, Teesta, MallikaSarabhai reporters like Burka Datt, Vir Sanghvi., Arnab Goswami, S. Varadarajan, KumarKetkar, Nikhil Wagle, Nidhi Razdan, Karan Thapar, Rajdeep Sardesai, Ashutosh,Sagarika Ghose, Barkha Dutt, Deepak Chaurasia. These Traitors will be mum now.
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                                    Sudhir
                                    Jan 5, 2015 at 4:24 pm
                                    do not be influenced by the garbage of paid news of secularfundamentalist.
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                                      dawood_shaikh
                                      Jan 6, 2015 at 7:26 pm
                                      Scientifically and with proven and studied facts of the present societies with no contact with the outside world, they all believe in one God like Islam, so factually there is nothing wrong in the owaisi's statement.
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                                        AB
                                        Jan 5, 2015 at 11:30 pm
                                        Does this guy even know that his own kabba is actually a Shiv temple? If people think that I am making it up, they are free to search research matter online and in books
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                                          AB
                                          Jan 5, 2015 at 11:29 pm
                                          can I have 4 wives, 20 mistresses and then unlimited pleasure in heaven also? That's the real Islam... full of lust and threats!
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                                            Ashok Sridharan
                                            Jan 5, 2015 at 1:01 pm
                                            Latest gem from Owaisi. For sheer nonsense, he could compete with Digvijaya Singh/ Kapil Sibal.
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