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Winter session: Asaduddin Owaisi moves notice in LS to oppose Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021

New Delhi [India]: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has submitted a notice in Lok Sabha “to oppose Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021 which proposes to link Aadhaar to electoral roll enrolment.”In his letter to the Secretary-General Lok Sabha, Owaisi said, “The Bill is outside the legislative competence of the House as it violates the limits on legislation set by the Supreme Court in its judgment. The linking of voter IDs and AADHAAR violates the fundamental right to privacy as defined by Supreme Court in its judgment. The House is not competent to enact a law that violates the fundamental rights of citizens.” The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 is intended to allow electoral registration officers to seek Aadhaar number of people who wish to register as voters “for the purpose of establishing the identity”.The Bill also seeks to allow the electoral registration officers to get…

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Owaisi calls Centre’s decision to raise women’s marriage age from 18 to 21 ‘ridiculous’

New Delhi [India]: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday slammed the Central government for their decision to raise the minimum age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 and termed it “ridiculous”.Taking to Twitter, Owaisi said that both men and women should be allowed to legally marry at 18 as they’re treated as adults by the law for all other purposes. “Modi government has decided to increase the age of marriage for women to 21. This is typical paternalism that we have come to expect from the govt. 18-year-old men and women can sign contracts, start businesses, choose Prime Ministers and elect MPs and MLAs but not marry? They can consent to sexual relationships and live-in partnerships but cannot choose their life partners? Just ridiculous,” said AIMIM chief.He allegedly said that there are 12 million…

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‘Don’t get trapped in political secularism’: Owaisi tells Muslims during AIMIM’s Tiranga Yatra in Mumbai

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday advised the Muslims not to get trapped in political secularism.Addressing the mass here in Mumbai during Tiranga Yatra, Owaisi, said, “I want to ask Muslims of India what we got from secularism? Did we get reservations from Secularism? Did the people who demolished the mosque get punishment? No, no one got anything. I believe in constitutional secularism and not in political secularism. I appeal to all not to get trapped in political secularism.” He added, “Government data states that graduate Muslims in Maharashtra is only 4.9 per cent. In middle school, there are only 13 per cent Muslim students. 83 per cent of Muslims in Maharashtra are landless.”He slammed the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said if the government would have provided reservations to…

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Owaisi warns Centre of protests if CAA not repealed

Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday asked the Centre to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said that if it is not repealed then protestors will “take to streets in Uttar Pradesh and make another Shaheen Bagh”.“I demand from the Bharatiya Janata Party government to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA),” Owaisi said while addressing a public meeting in Barabunki. Owaisi said that the Centre should consider of repealing CAA in the same manner in which the three farm laws have been repealed.“If the government makes the law on the National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) then we will hit the streets again, we will make Shaheen bagh here too. I myself would come here,” he added.“The farmers do not trust the government, they say that when the Parliament starts and…

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Debate on China dispute

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India]: AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday demanded a debate on the state of affairs on the border with China in the Winter Session of the Parliament and an all-party delegation of MPs be taken to all the contentious border areas.Speaking to reporters here today, Owaisi said, “We demand a debate on the state of affairs on the border with China in the Winter Session of the Parliament. We also demand that an all-party delegation of MPs be taken to all the contentious border areas. It’ll allow us to reassert our sovereignty.” He further said, “I demanded this because Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation that the Chinese Army (People’s Liberation Army) has not invaded the territory of India and now this has been proven false. Today, the Chinese are sitting inside the territory of India. PLA is not withdrawing its…

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‘Amit Shah doing low politics’

Stating that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is indulging in dog-whistle politics by commenting on Muslims offering Namaz on streets, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday questioned whether the union minister was the home minister of the entire country or just for a particular community. New Delhi [India] : The MP from Hyderabad said: “Why is the home minister worried if a Muslims offer namaz on the streets for 10-15 minutes. Shah is indulging in dog-whistle politics. I know that the ideology of Amit Shah is of RSS… but he is also the home minister of the country and not of a particular community.” While addressing a rally in Dehradun on October 30, Home Minister Amit Shah had alleged the Congress party of appeasement politics allowing highways to be closed for namaz.Meanwhile, Owaisi also trained guns at Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for his…

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Owaisi meets leader’s family

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday met the family of AIMIM leader and Meerut Municipal Corporation councillor Zubair Ansari, who was gunned down by unidentified bike-borne assailants on August 28.“I met the family members of late councillor Zubair Ansari in Meerut. On August 28, Zubair was killed in broad daylight, but the “Thok Do Baba” police have not arrested the killers. We are with Zubair’s family and Inshallah will continue to fight for them to get justice,” he tweeted. Ansari who belonged to the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) party and was a councillor for Ward 80 of the Meerut corporation was shot dead outside his house near Santosh Hospital in Nauchandi in Meerut district, police said.Prabhakar Choudhary, SSP, Meerut said that four assailants on two motorbikes fired at Ansari while he was out for his…

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‘Centre changed vaccine policy:Owaisi

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark on VIP culture in vaccination campaign, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday alleged that the Centre left the state and the people to their fate and changed their COVID-19 vaccine policy only after the intervention of the Supreme Court. New Delhi [India] : In a series of tweets, Owaisi said that PM Modi placed the first vaccine order just five days before the campaign began. “Modi: No VIP culture in the vaccination campaign. Only India has an exclusive corporate sector vaccine QUOTA of 25 per cent. Modi placed the first vaccine order just FIVE days before the campaign began. He left states and the people to their fate. He changed the policy because SC intervened,” said Owaisi.He further said that this incompetence and absence of vision cost lakhs of lives in…

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Asaduddin Owaisi slams Delhi CM for not building hospital in Okhla

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday slammed the Delhi government for not constructing any government hospital in the Okhla area. New Delhi [India] : Citing a media report about the “non-existence” government-run hospital in the Okhla area, Owaisi in a series of tweets said, “AAP’s deshbhakti syllabus: no hospital for Okhla, but weekly Sundar Kand. When Kejriwal’s minions say that they’ve made schools and hospitals ‘regardless of religion’, show them this non-existent hospital in Okhla.” He further slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for “not condemning the call for Muslim genocide” at Jantar Mantar.“Overwhelming majority of Delhi Muslims voted for AAP. Forget hospitals, CM did not even condemn calls for Muslim genocide at Jantar Mantar,” he added.Earlier in August, Delhi Police arrested six people- Ashwani Upadhyay, Vinod Sharma, Deepak Singh, Vineet Bajpai, Preet Singh, Deepak Kumar in connection with inflammatory…

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Owaisi blames Centre over coal crisis

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] : AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday slammed the Centre over the reports of the coal shortage in the country and said that the country has to suffer due to lack of planning by the Centre.Owaisi stated , “It is a fact that out of 135 coal plants, 108 have critically low stocks of coal. Andhra Pradesh is facing load shedding. What is the reason behind it? You (Centre) do not plan anything or anticipate anything.” “If the Centre would have planned the vaccination drive properly after the first wave of COVID-19, India would not have witnessed lakhs of death during the second wave of the pandemic,” he said.“You (Centre) did not have far-sightedness. When the economy will reopen after the second wave-induced lockdown, the demand for power will eventually go up. You did not notice it. The country has to…

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‘BJP’s defeat prime objective’: Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi launches AIMIM’s UP poll campaign , said that his visit to Uttar Pradesh is just the beginning and he would go to many places in the state as elections are approaching. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, September 7 : With the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections drawing close, All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday began a three-day visit to Uttar Pradesh. Addressing the media in Lucknow, Owaisi said that his party will field 100 candidates in the next year’s Assembly polls. “We will fight the elections and win. The Muslims of Uttar Pradesh will win,” he told reporters. “Our objective is to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh,” Owaisi added. As per the schedule, AIMIM state president Shaukat Ali said that Owaisi will visit the mausoleum of 18th century Sufi Saint Sheikh Aalam Makhdoom Zada in Rudauli…

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Assembly polls 2022: Asaduddin Owaisi to embark on UP visit from Sept 7

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: In a bid to connect with voters ahead of Uttar Pradesh ahead of Assembly polls, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi is scheduled for a three-day visit to the state starting from Tuesday, said sources.As per sources, Owaisi will start his UP tour from Ayodhya on September 7, where he will address the “Vanchit Shoshit Sammelan” in Rudauli town. “After that, the next day on September 8, AIMIM chief has a program in Sultanpur. Then on September 9, the last day of the tour, Owaisi will go to Barabanki,” they added.The Hyderabad MP had earlier announced that AIMIM will contest 100 seats in Uttar Pradesh polls scheduled early next year.At present, there are 110 Assembly constituencies where Muslim voters make up around 30-39 per cent. On 44 seats, this percentage rises to 40-49 per cent while on 11…

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“PM Modi afraid to take name of China”

New Delhi [India], August 31 (ANI): Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the China issue, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday alleged that the PM is afraid to take the name of the country even though it has occupied Indian territory.Taking to Twitter, Owaisi wrote, “On China, Modi’s spokies (spokesperson) demanded China’s economic boycott and called Indians “Chinese agents”. But the reality is that Modi’s trade with China has increased while it decreased with other countries. Modi is too afraid to take China’s name even as China occupies Indian territory.”“On Afghanistan, Modi’s spokies ask their opponents to ‘go to Afghanistan’ and call everyone “Talibani”. But Modi’s the only one to have gone to Afghanistan and spent $3 billion. He has not listed Taliban as a terrorist organisation. Modi has still not uttered the word ‘Taliban’,” he added.Meanwhile, after helping in…

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Owaisi backs caste census, sub-categorisation of OBCs

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India]: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday favoured the caste-based census and favoured sub-categorisation of backward classes.Speaking to media personnel here said: “The caste-based census will prove beneficial for the people, especially those belonging to the backward castes. Every political party wants caste-based census.” Earlier today, a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the delegation of 10 parties led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to discuss a caste-based census was held in Delhi.“The population of a particular caste should be known so as to prepare policies for their upliftment and empowerment. The sub-categorisation of OBCs is also important,” Owaisi said.While addressing the media, the AIMIM chief said that he wants that his party should be invited to the all-party meeting called by External Affairs Ministry to brief floor leaders on the Afghanistan crisis.“I hope that the…

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‘Let him go to Afghanistan’

Union Minister Shobha Karandlaje on Friday hit out at Asaduddin Owaisi and said that the said that AIMIM chief should be sent to Afghanistan to protect their women and their community. Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], August 20 : “It is better to send Owaisi (Asaduddin Owaisi) to Afghanistan to protect their women and their community,” Karandlaje said on Owaisi’s comment about the atrocities and crimes against women in India. Owaisi had recently slammed the Central government stating “As per a report, one out of nine female children dies before age of five years in India. There are atrocities and crimes against women here. But, they (Centre) are worried about what is happening to women in Afghanistan. Isn’t it happening here as well?”Speaking at an event, Owaisi said Taliban takeover of Afghanistan would benefit Pakistan the most as the country’s intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) controls…

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“Opposition’s aggression justified”

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India]: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said that the “aggression” by the Opposition parties in the Monsoon session of Parliament was just because the ruling BJP did not allow any discussion over the issues like Pegasus.Briefing media persons, Owaisi said, “It becomes very tough when the parliament does not work in the way it should work. Being an MP, it feels like we are unable to expose the mistakes of the government, despite having the responsibility to expose and bring in front of the government their mistakes. The government itself is happy when the Parliament does not work in the way it should work.” He alleged that instead of conducting a debate over the issue, the Centre, using its majoritarian power in the House had only ensured that the government bills are passed.“The aggression of the Opposition in this Parliamentary Session…