Hyderabad: City BJP legislator T. Raja Singh on Sunday sought the arrest of MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi for extending legal support to the five suspected IS supporters arrested by the NIA last week. He demanded that the recognition of MIM be cancelled.
Speaking at a media conference, Mr Singh said the government was supporting a party which “had an alliance with terrorists”. “The entire world is on the warpath to end terrorism and the Telangana government is supporting those who encourage terrorism. With the support of the MIM, terror operatives and suspects existed in the Old City.
Earlier, when terror supporters were arrested from the Old City they were assisted financially and in other ways by the MIM. Is the TRS government wanting Bangaru Telangana by supporting a terror-support-party,” he asked.
He accused the government of indulging in appeasement politics and not taking action against terrorism. He questioned the Shadi Mubarak scheme, which funds the marriage of poor Muslims, gives overseas education loans for Muslims, and extends prize money for Muslim sportspersons.
Complaint, petition against Owaisi filed in city, Meerut
A city advocate on Sunday was lodged a complaint against MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday, demanding immediate action on him for announcing legal aid to five locals who were arrested by the NIA on charges of involvement in an alleged ISIS module.
Mr K. Karuna Sagar who lodged the complaint with the Saroornagar police, said Mr Owaisi’s stand was “giving oxygen to terrorists”. “Owaisi is directly or indirectly helping the ISIS which had come up with a video in which it threatened to target India,” he said.
In Meerut, a petition seeking a case against Mr Owaisi was filed in a court by UP Bar Council member Anil Kumar Bakshi, who alleged the Hyderabad MP’s remarks “amoun-ted to treason.”...