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.
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“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.