ASADUDDIN OWAISI

  • Owaisi slams Sanjay Raut, says no one can take away voting rights of Muslims April 13, 2015

    AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has slammed Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut for demanding the revocation of voting rights of Muslims. Owaisi said no one can take away the voting rights of Muslims. He also asked the Centre to clarify its stand on Sanjay Raut's remark. "No one can take away...
  • India can ill-afford Shiv Sena and Owaisis agenda of communal hatred April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's statement advocating the disenfranchisement of Muslims in India comes as no shock to me. And just as I have moved the National Commission for Minorities and Election Commission of India to act against his hate speech BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who advocated Hindu...
  • Maharashtra Congress demands cancellation of Sanjay Raut's Rajya Sabha membership April 13, 2015

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress unit on Monday demanded action against Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and cancellation of his Rajya Sabha membership after he called for revoking the voting rights of Muslims. In an article in party's mouthpiece Saamana, Raut said revoking voting rights of Muslims will also ensure the...
  • BJP ally Shiv Sena calls for revoking voting rights of Muslims to end vote bank politics April 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Saturday stirred a fresh controversy as it called for revoking voting rights of Muslims. The article written by Sena leader Sanjay Raut in party's mouthpiece Saamana said revoking voting rights of Muslims will also ensure the end of votebank politics. The article said, "Till Muslims are...
  • After Togadia, MIM leader Owaisi banned from entering Bengaluru February 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: City Police Commissioner has imposed prohibitory orders banning Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President Asaduddin Owaisi from entering the city a week from Thursday, days before his party was to hold a public meeting. In his order, Commissioner MN Reddi has also prohibited him from participating or speaking at any public meeting or...
  • BJP's Sadhvi Prachi stirs a new controversy, says asked Hindus to have 4 children, not 40 puppies February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Landing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in yet another controversy, party leader Sadhvi Prachi backed her earlier comment that Hindu women should have four children. In a rather bizarre defence, she asserted that she only asked Hindu women to produce four children and not 40 puppies. "I asked people...
  • BJP's Sadhvi Prachi hits out at Owaisi, asks him to accept Hindu identity or go to Pakistan January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sadhvi Prachi hit back at All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's Asaduddin Owaisi and said that all Indians are Hindus and if he cannot accept it, he must move to Pakistan. Sadhvi Prachi said, "Every child born in India is a Hindu. Owaisi's father was born in...
  • 'Why blame me of hate speech when government is targeting minorities' January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Claiming that he was being unfairly targeted, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi justified his 'all individuals born in India are Muslims' comment saying that the government is targeting the minorities. He also denied reports that his brother made objectionable comments on Facebook, adding that he did...
  • Muslims deserve reservations, says Asaduddin Owaisi January 7, 2015

    Beed: The former Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra kept the Muslim community backward and it deserves reservations, MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has said. The Sachar committee and other similar panels had recommended reservations for the Muslim community, he pointed out. "The Congress-NCP government kept the community backward and denied it benefit...
  • MIM's Owaisi defends his remarks, says not threatening one to convert to Islam January 5, 2015

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday defended his remark on 'home coming' saying that he was not asking anyone to convert. The remarks came after he stirred off a controversy saying embracing Islam will be a real home coming. Owaisi said, "This is my belief, I...
  • MIM will now focus on UP, West Bengal: Owaisi October 19, 2014

    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. ...