BJP guns for Asaduddin Owaisi over legal aid to ISIS suspects

Jul 04, 2016, 08:29 IST | Agencies

Asaduddin Owaisi said on Friday that his party would help the youths arrested by NIA for involvement in an alleged ISIS module

Hyderabad: Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh demanded immediate arrest of MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi yesterday for announcing that his party will provide legal help to five city-based youths arrested by NIA on charges of involvement in an alleged ISIS terror module. Alleging that the ruling TRS government in Telangana supports Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), which in turn supports terrorists, the MLA from Goshamahal seat here also demanded the Centre to derecognise the MIM party.

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi

"On one hand Prime Minister Narendra Modi is touring the world to gather support to combat terror, which is a good initiative, and on the other hand, TRS government in Telangana is friends with MIM, which in turn, has friendship with terrorists," he claimed at a press conference.

Singh, known for his controversial statements who had also earlier been booked for alleged hate speeches, further claimed that the Telangana Police is "sleeping", and asserted that the 'cordon and search' operation conducted by Hyderabad police is done only in the areas as directed by MIM.

'Owaisi supports terrorism'

A petition seeking lodging of a case against AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi was filed in a court in Meerut by a member of UP Bar Council who alleged his remarks on the youths held by NIA amounted to treason and promoted terrorism. "The remark from Owaisi that his party will provide legal aid to five youths arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) amounts to treason and also shows that he is supporting terrorism," the petitioner, Anil Kumar Bakshi, said.

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