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Asaduddin Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi is the president of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and is the three-time Member of Parliament (MP) in Lok Sabha representing Hyderabad constituency. A prominent Muslim face in Indian politics, Owaisi was awarded the Sansad Ratna award in 2014 for hit overall performance in Lok Sabha. Asaduddin Owaisi was elected as an MLA from the party in 1994 and then served as an MP in 2004, 2009 and 2014. His father and grandfather also served as the president of AIMIM. Owaisi's younger brother Akbaruddin courted controversy after he made offensive statements against Hindu gods during a political rally.


Delhi Confidential: Articulation Speaks

March 03, 2020 2:23 am

The students told Owaisi that even though they are ideologically opposed to him, they admire him for his articulation.

Behind Govt’s claim of Naxal link: Amulya's father stood surety for 2 who joined mainstream in 2014

February 23, 2020 4:48 am

According to sources, about 15 years ago, Amulya's father Osvald Noronha was part of a group of mainstream activists in Malnad region of Karnataka involved with the welfare of local communities.

Waris Pathan — Late entrant to politics, he rose to fame through TV theatrics

February 22, 2020 9:43 am

While Pathan does not have his own support base, the growing adulation among Muslim youth for the Owaisi brothers helped him win the 2014 polls. Pathan won the constituency which then had 2.7 lakh voters by polling only 25,000 votes.

Sedition case for ‘pro-Pakistan’ slogans: What did SC rule on archaic law?

February 23, 2020 2:29 pm

The sedition law, under Section 124A IPC, is a legacy of the Raj, which used it to stifle dissent and the national movement for freedom. The archaic law has been challenged in various courts and in 1995.

'Pakistan zindabad' slogan: Amulya Leona remanded in 14-day custody after sedition charges

February 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Amulya, in her address, appeared to be explaining to the audience the difference between chanting “Pakistan Zindabad and Hindustan zindabad”. The organisers of the event under the banner of “Save Constitution” had invited her to address the gathering.

'Remark taken out of context, respect plurality': Waris Pathan on '15 crore can outweigh 100' statement

February 21, 2020 11:21 am

"Neither me nor my party supports anything that creates a divide between people," Waris Pathan said in a statement

At Owaisi's event, student raises pro-Pak slogans, AIMIM chief objects

February 21, 2020 10:07 am

A student of a south Bengaluru college, raised the slogan on the stage of an anti-CAA protest at Freedom Park, Bengaluru. After she raised the slogan a few times, the organisers snatched the microphone from her.

Lok Sabha: Ghosh makes ‘Shikhandi’ barb at TMC, Owaisi asks why is PM afraid of Muslim women

February 05, 2020 1:23 am

BJP member from Medinipur, West Bengal, Dilip Ghosh said his state suffered the most as anti-CAA protesters burnt trains and dislocated railway tracks.

Why is Modi 'afraid' of Muslim women when he calls himself their brother, asks Asaduddin Owaisi

February 04, 2020 9:53 pm

Attacking the government on the issue of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Population of Register (NPR), Asaduddin Owaisi said he challenges Prime Minister Modi to clarify in the House that the NPR and the NRC are not linked and there will be no NRC in the country.

Owaisi claims one child lost eye, girls beaten up during protests against CAA

February 03, 2020 10:24 pm

"We are with the students of Jamia and the whole country is with the students of Jamia. One child has lost his eye. Daughters were beaten up. They don't have shame. Children are being fired upon," Owaisi said, amidst vociferous protests by the treasury benches.


Kejriwal hits the road in Amritsar, Modi campaigns in Bhubaneswar

April 11, 2014 5:43 pm

AP convener Arvind Kejriwal campaigns during an election roadshow.


Imposing sedition charges on Kanhaiya is condemnable: Owaisi

February 17, 2016 2:14 pm

Hyderabad, Feb 17 (ANI): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday reacted over the JNU incident by saying that the raising anti-national slogans were objectionable but imposing sedition charge is condemnable. He also asked the Centre to probe the attack on journalists.

Hyderabad poll violence: Owaisi granted bail

February 08, 2016 9:02 am

Hyderabad, Feb 08 (ANI): All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party president Asaduddin Owaisi was granted bail in a case filed against him by Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) members. Owaisi surrendered before Deputy Commissioner of Police V. Satyanarana on Monday morning. The TPCC had alleged that AIMIM workers had attacked them during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls.

Owaisi for strong action against Hyderabad University

January 19, 2016 6:31 am

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (ANI): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday condemned the Dalit scholar’s suicide in the University of Hyderabad. He said the incident indicated that campus politics was no more a place for the decent. He added that the vice-chancellor should realise that it was because of him, that a youth was compelled to take such a big step. One of the five dalit scholars, expelled from the University of Hyderabad 12 days ago, hanged himself to death on Sunday.

Swamy's remark 'a question on judiciary': Owaisi

January 07, 2016 1:14 pm

Hyderabad/New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said the statement of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Ram Temple is surprising and is a question mark on the independence of the judiciary. He emphasised that such statement can mislead the people of the country. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon too contradicted over Swamy's remark and said that he himself is acquainted with Court's procedure and therefore he should not have made such baseless comments. Communist Party of India (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury accused the Centre and said that Ram Temple is the political agenda of this government and the RSS.

Academic institutions should not be used for sensitive discussions

January 07, 2016 10:29 am

Delhi/Hyderabad, Jan 07 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Ram Janam Bhoomi event, which is scheduled to be held in Delhi University, saying that educational institutions should not be involved in sensitive issues such as these. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi said that academic institutions should not be used for such discussions. He added that the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University should not have given the permission to speak on a sensitive issue like Ram Janam Bhoomi.