ASADUDDIN OWAISI

  • MIM will now focus on UP, West Bengal: Owaisi 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: After its impressive debut in Maharashtra, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president Asaduddin Owaisi. The party, which won two seats in Maharashtra in its first attempt to expand its base outside Hyderabad, plans to open its branches and...
  • Can Narendra Modi reach out to minorities? May 17, 2014

    MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that Narendra Modi has not done much for Muslims for the 2002 riots in his own state. ...
  • MPs Rating: Asaduddin Owaisi scores 5.7 on a scale of 10 March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Asaduddin Owaisi of All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen is a second time MP from Hyderabad. Owaisi scored 5.2 on accessibility and 6 on trustworthiness on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. He was rated 6.1 both on maintaining law...
  • Passage of Telangana Bill is a historic event: Khurshid February 18, 2014

    After days of protest and an unprecedented decision to black out the live telecast of the proceedings, Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Telagnana Bill, 2013 by a voice vote even as several MPs called it the "murder of democracy". Minister of External Affairs said the it is a historic...
  • Owaisi asks his supporters not to watch Salman Khan's 'Jai Ho' January 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan, who recently met Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during the kite flying festival in Ahmadabad, has been criticised by Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi. Unhappy with Salman meeting Modi where he referred to Modi as a good man, Owaisi has now urged...
  • AP: HC order on Muslim youth compensation creates trouble for CM September 17, 2013

    Hyderabad: Yet another sticky wicket for former Ranji cricketer and now Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy. The AP High Court has found fault with a 2011 government order offering compensation to 70 Muslim youth for wrongful confinement after the 2007 Mecca Masjid blasts in Hyderabad. The court...
  • Fake Salman Khurshid account tweets on Syria cause flutter August 28, 2013

    Amid reports of an impending Western military strike on Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons, a fake Twitter account of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid caused a flutter on Wednesday, saying the attack was to begin soon. The government complained to the San Francisco-headquartered company and the fake account...
  • Congress may not get any electoral benefit from Telangana: MIM August 1, 2013

    MIM which had vehemently opposed the creation of a separate state of Telangana said the Congress may not get any electoral benefit from it. MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said, "Fallout of this decision will be immense in those 25 seats and I hope Congress leadership must have kept that in...
  • Uproar in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha over hike in petrol price March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliament on Monday was adjourned till noon amid vociferous protests by the Opposition over the recent hike in petrol prices. Members of Left parties, Trinamool and AIADMK trooped into the Well of the Lok Sabha while BJP members shouted slogans from their seats against the hike. In the Rajya...
  • Asaduddin Owaisi detained for organising rally without permission March 2, 2013

    Bangalore: MIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi was on Saturday detained by the Karnataka police in Bidar for allegedly organising a rally without permission. The police also claim that Owaisi was carrying a weapon. The MP, who was later released, has been asked to submit his gun license details. If he fails to produce...
  • We need better intelligence and surveillance capability: Dr Jayaprakash Narayan February 22, 2013

    Why is Hyderabad being targeted repeatedly over the last one decade? Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, President, Lok Satta Party joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. We lacking system which punishes terrorists severely, they do not fear taking chances again and again against India, Why can't our govt be...
  • MIM chief appeals for peace, says challenging time for people in Hyderabad February 22, 2013

    MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi condemned the blasts in Hyderabad and said those responsible should be apprehended. Owaisi said it was a challenging time for people in Hyderabad. ...
  • 2005 protest case: MIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi gets bail January 24, 2013

    Hyderabad: All India MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi was granted bail by the Sangareddy court on Thursday in the 2005 protest case. He has now been asked to appear in court on February 2. He had surrendered in connection with a 2005 case and had been given 14 days of...
  • 2005 protest case: Court to hear Asaduddin Owaisi's bail plea January 22, 2013

    Hyderabad: All India MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi's bail plea will be heard on Tuesday. He had surrendered in connection with a 2005 case and had been given 14 days of judicial remand till February 2. Owaisi, along with his brother Akbaruddin and other MIM MLAs, had in 2005 obstructed a...
  • 2005 protest case: Asaduddin Owaisi remanded to judicial custody January 21, 2013

    Hyderabad: All India MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi was on Monday remanded to judicial custody till February 2 after he surrendered before court in connection with the 2005 protest case. Owaisi moved for bail as soon as he surrendered. The hearing on his bail plea will be held on Tuesday. Owaisi,...
  • 2005 protest case: Asaduddin Owaisi surrenders before court January 21, 2013

    Hyderabad: All India MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday surrendered before court in connection with the 2005 protest case. Later on, he applied for a bail. Owaisi, along with his brother Akbaruddin and other MIM MLAs, had in 2005 obstructed a road widening project in the Medak district and threatened...
  • Owaisi says hatespeech CD doctored, sent to judicial custody January 16, 2013

    Adilabad: MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi on Wednesday denied that it was his voice in the hate speech CD, sources said. Owaisi was arrested for a hate speech made in December 2012 and the MIM leader has now said that the recording of that speech is that of someone else. The...
  • Hate speech charges against Owaisi baseless: MIM January 10, 2013

    Hyderabad: MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Thursday said the allegations of hate speech levelled against party MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi were "baseless" and the matter would be decided in the courts. The entire episode is a conspiracy hatched against the Hyderabadbased party by Andhra Pradesh's Congress government in connivance with the Bharatiya Janata...
  • Stop media trial of Akbaruddin Owaisi, says his brother January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: All India MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi, the brother of MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, spoke to CNN IBN and said the media trial of Akbaruddin Owaisi should stop. He also refused to express regret for his brother's hate speech. "We are never against any religion. The alleged hate...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Asaduddin Owaisi January 9, 2013

    MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi who was arrested on Tuesday for a hate speech has now been charged for waging war against the state and sedition. His plea to be transferred to a Hyderabad jail was rejected by a court on Wednesday. ...
  • Owaisi brothers are the Thackerays of Hyderabad January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: All India MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi and his elder brother Asaduddin Owaisi, who is a Lok Sabha member, have ruled Hyderabad with an iron fist, and have made a reputation for controversy. Their party, the MIM, is small, but large in its influence through Andhra Pradesh. They...
  • Who is MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi? January 8, 2013

    MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi is not new to controversies. Akbaruddin Owaisi, who is the younger brother of MIM chief and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi, is a member of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly from Chandrayangutta in Hyderabad. Owaisi is the MIM leader in the state Assembly and is known...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 3, 2013

    Watch today's top stories with CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Hyderabad: Muslim groups seek end to 'economic blockade' November 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: The United Muslim Action Committee of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday sought the intervention of the state human rights commission (SHRC) to end what it called the "economic blockade" of the old city of Hyderabad. The action committee, comprising various Muslim groups including MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM), alleged that the Congress...
  • MIM withdraws support to UPA over temple row November 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: The MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Monday withdrew support to the UPA government in the Centre accusing the Kiran Kumar Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh of high handedness on temple renovation issue at Old City area in Hyderabad. MIM has one MP, Asaduddin Owaisi, from Hyderabad in the UPA. MIM...
  • Hyderabad: 3 arrested in contract marriage case November 5, 2012

    Hyderabad: Police have arrested three people including a bridegroom and a Muslim cleric who used to solemnise marriages following a sting operation on contract marriages by IBN7. The Muslim cleric has been suspended by the Minority Commission and the police are also investigating the role of some others in the...
  • Assam: 'Muslims being systematically targeted' July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: AIMIM leader and Congress MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday came out strongly against the ongoing violence in the Kokrajhar and surrounding regions in Assam saying that Muslims were being systematically targeted in the state. "We want a CBI inquiry into all that has happened. Muslims have been systematically targeted...
  • AP: No quota, no votes, says Owaisi July 11, 2012

    Hyderabad: Muslim leaders made a strong pitch for reservation for their community at Islamic Summit 2012, a conference organised to bring attention to issues concerning the welfare of Muslims in India. Organised by the Markazi MajliseQuadria (MQM), the meeting discussed several issues ranging from the impact of communal clashes on...
  • Muslim MPs welcome SC order on Haj subsidies May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Welcoming the Supreme Court order to strike down the Centre's policy of giving Haj subsidies, Muslim Members of Parliament on Tuesday sought an arrangement which will directly benefit the pilgrims and improve standards of the minority community. "The Haj subsidy of Rs 600 crore is given to Air India...
  • I don't regret reading from Rushdie's book: Joshi January 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Author Ruchir Joshi on Monday said that he does not regret reading out extracts from Salman Rushdie's banned book 'The Satanic Verses' at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Talking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai on Talking Point, Joshi said that he was even ready to do it again if...