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  • 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...
  • Modi changed dress four times on a day while Obama wore just one suit: Akbaruddin Owaisi March 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi's brother Akbaruddin has mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing his clothes often and trying hard to impress US President Barack Obama during the latter's visit to India on Republic Day. Ridiculing Modi, Akbaruddin said, "He (Modi) changed his dress four times...
  • RSS a 'club of bachelors', can't teach on producing children: Akbaruddin Owaisi March 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: Stoking a controversy, senior All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Monday termed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as a "club of bachelors" and said that those who advocate producing more children have no right to say so as they themselves are not married. Owaisi asked all Muslims to be...
  • 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...
  • BJP MP Bidhuri and Owais scuffle in Parliament over Shiv Sena force feeding muslim staff issue July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament witnessed the unprecedented scene of a MP abusing and charging to manhandle another member inside the Lok Sabha on Wednesday during the discussion on allegations of some Shiv Sena MPs force feeding and breaking the Ramzan fast of a Muslim staff member of Maharashtra Sadan in New...
  • 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. ...
  • Is Andhra bifurcation creating trouble for Owaisi in Hyderabad? April 22, 2014

    AIMIM leader and two-time MP from Hyderabad Akbaruddin Owaisi is on a campaign trail. The seat will go to polls on April 24. It is to be seen whether bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh has brought new challenges for his party in Hyderabad or not?...
  • 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...
  • AP: Enquiry ordered after 14-year-old found to be a poll officer March 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: The appointment of a 14-year-old boy as a booth level polling officer (BLO) has caused a huge embarrassment for the Election Commission. According to local media reports, a 14-year-old boy Mohammad Shaik Yousuf has been appointed as a BLO at Chandrayanagutta assembly seat in the walled city of Hyderabad....
  • A Billion Votes: Can Telangana Bill resurrect Congress fortunes? 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 Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) by a voice vote even as several MPs called it the "murder of democracy". ...
  • 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...
  • Respond on PIL for norms to restrict hate speeches: SC April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking framing of guidelines for restricting hate speeches by politicians and leaders of social and religious organisations. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir also issued notices to the Governments of Maharashtra and Andhra...
  • 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...
  • Hate speech: Police claims they have proof against Togadia, will he be arrested? February 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia reportedly made a hate speech in Bhokar early this month. After a public outcry, the Maharashtra Police has booked the leader. CNN-IBN has learnt that the police has submitted its report to the state government and is awaiting a sanction to prosecute...
  • 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. ...