New Delhi: Posters branding Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi a “traitor” and charging him with “insulting Bharat Mata” appeared at the entrance of his official Ashoka Road residence in New Delhi on Wednesday evening.
The posters, put up allegedly by Hindu Sena activists around 7 pm, were removed by the police. “The posters were stuck by our activists as they were angered by Owaisi openly saying that he would not say ‘Vande Mataram’. There should be no place for traitors in this country,” said Hindu Sena president Vishnu Gupta.
In response to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat’s exhortation that patriotism be infused in the younger generation, Owaisi had said that he would not chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ even if a knife was held to his thoat. “I don’t chant that slogan. What are you going to do, Bhagwat sahab?” the Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad had said at a rally in Udgir tehsil of Maharashtra’s Latur district on February 13.
Police said they were trying to identify the people who stuck the posters outside Owaisi’s home.
Meanwhile, Dushyant Tomar, an ABVP leader in a Meerut college, has announced a reward of Rs 21,000 to anyone who cuts off Asaduddin Owaisi's tongue. The student leader said he was furious that the AIMIM leader should refuse to say “Bharat mata ki jai”.
Mr Tomar was president of the student union in 2014-15 and was made a member of the state executive of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. He also burnt effigies of Mr Owaisi and demanded he be stripped of his Lok Sabha membership.
“His statement is that of an anti-national and he has no right to stay in the country,” he told local reporters....