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.
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Mecca Masjid blast acquittals: Will provide legal assistance if family of victims want to appeal verdict, says MIM chief Owaisi

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.

“MIM party has decided to support JDS party in Karnataka assembly elections... MIM will not be fielding any candidates I will address public meetings support of of JDS if there is need," Asaduddin Owaisi said in a message on Twitter on Monday.

Mecca Masjid blast case: Justice not done due to NIA’s biased prosecution, says Asaduddin Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi, Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief, said, “Justice has not been done because of NIA’s biased prosecution.”

'Why not PM Modi undertake fast on farmers' suicides', says Owaisi

No justice in Mecca Masjid blast case, says AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi

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.

'Why not PM Modi undertake fast on farmers' suicides', says Owaisi

Karnataka elections 2018: Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM will not contest, to support JD(S)

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.

'Why not PM Modi undertake fast on farmers' suicides', says Owaisi

‘Why not PM Modi undertake fast on farmers’ suicides’, says Owaisi

“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.

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Triple talaq Bill injustice to Muslim women, oppose it, says Asaduddin Owaisi

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.

'Why not PM Modi undertake fast on farmers' suicides', says Owaisi

Defer SC decision on Ram Temple till after LS poll in 2019: AIMIM chief Owaisi

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.

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K Chandrashekar Rao can become a pivot against BJP and Congress in 2019 elections: Asaduddin Owaisi

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.

'Why not PM Modi undertake fast on farmers' suicides', says Owaisi

Owaisi tells Army chief: Not your work to comment on the rise of AIUDF  

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.

Owaisi calls Padmaavat 'rubbish', wants Muslims to learn from Rajputs' solidarity against film's release 

Top Bulletin: Asaduddin Owaisi’s ‘Muslim soldiers’ remark, Mani Shankar Aiyar’s ‘Pakistan love’ remark and many more

From Asaduddin Owaisi’s ‘Muslim soldiers’ remark to Mani Shankar Aiyar’s ‘Pakistan love’ remark, here are the top bulletins

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After Owaisi’s ‘Muslim soldiers’ remark, Army says ‘it does not communalise martyrs’

“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.

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Salman Nadvi acting at behest of Modi: Asaduddin Owaisi

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

“MIM party has decided to support JDS party in Karnataka assembly elections... MIM will not be fielding any candidates I will address public meetings support of of JDS if there is need," Asaduddin Owaisi said in a message on Twitter on Monday.

Living in merciless times: For Muslims in India, the othering starts in school

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.

AIMIM’s Owaisi demands 3-year jail term to those calling Indian Muslims ‘Pakistani’

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. 

“MIM party has decided to support JDS party in Karnataka assembly elections... MIM will not be fielding any candidates I will address public meetings support of of JDS if there is need," Asaduddin Owaisi said in a message on Twitter on Monday.

Triple talaq: Law no solution to social ills, says Asaduddin Owaisi

“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.