“When 377 (criminalising adult gay sex) is dismissed, 497 (adultery) is dismissed, how can you give us punishment in triple talaq? When they are decriminalised, how can this be criminal?” he asked.
SC clears way for Ayodhya hearings: Asaduddin Owaisi contended that the verdict is among a long line of judgments attempting to deprive Indian Muslims their identity.
Citing the 2001 census, the Hyderabad Lok Sabha member also claimed an “overwhelming” number of married women who commit suicide or are murdered for dowry are also Hindus.
Imtiyaz Jaleel, AIMIM MLA from Aurangabad, said the idea behind the alliance was that Dalits, Muslims and OBCs have been ignored for 70 years, have no proper representation in politics and were being treated as vote-banks.
The petitioner also alleged that the leaders and workers of the party were “continuously abusing Hindu religion, their Gods Goddesses” and several FIR have been lodged against them.
Criticising the NDA government at the Centre, Asaduddin Owaisi said the supporters of Modi had said oil prices would come down (to Rs 40 per litre) if he became Prime Minister, but the price has now gone up to Rs 82.
Mecca Masjid blast verdict: A special court had on Monday acquitted right-wing Hindu group members in the 2007 blast case that left nine persons dead and at least 58 injured.
Asaduddin Owaisi, Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief, said, “Justice has not been done because of NIA’s biased prosecution.”
A special NIA court acquitted five persons, including Swami Aseemanand, in the case. Nine persons had been killed and 58 injured in the blast. Ten persons were named as accused in the case but only five of them were arrested and sent up for trial.
Asserting that both BJP and Congress have failed the people of the state, Asaduddin Owaisi said his party AIMIM will not field any candidate in poll-bound Karnataka and that he himself will address public meetings of the JD(S) in case the need arises.
“If the Prime Minister wants to fast for losing whole session of parliament, I want to ask the honourable prime minister where is his sense of duty lost, wherein, in the past four years thousands of farmers committed suicides,” Owaisi said.
While the BJP-led government at the Centre “claimed to care about the rights of Muslim women, it had come up with the triple talaq Bill, which is an injustice against Muslim women,” Owaisi said.
Speaking during a panel discussion on ‘Ayodhya: The Politics of Hate’ at the India Today conclave in Mumbai, Owaisi said the Ayodhya dispute was over land and had nothing to do with religious faith.
Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that the Congress failed to deliver after the 2009 elections, and the BJP also did not live up to the people’s expectations since it came to power in 2014. “So, I feel that regional parties will have a very important role in the next Parliament elections,” he added.
Underlining that the “population dynamics” of the North-East region can no longer be changed, the Army chief on Wednesday referred to the “faster pace” of growth of AIUDF in Assam.