The Karnataka Komu Souharda Vedike has criticised the reported hate speech made by Majilis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (MIM) leader and MLA from Chandrayanagutta in Andhra Pradesh Akbaruddin Owaisi and demanded that he be arrested immediately. It urged the President of India and Prime Minister to initiate action against him.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Saturday, Syed Ismail, president of the vedike and Anish Pasha, its working president, condemned the hate speech made by Mr. Owaisi and said that it was unbecoming of a legislator to disturb communal peace.

Serious consequences

In order to woo voters, many politicians like Mr. Owaisi had made it a habit to make provocative speeches without realising the serious consequences of such speeches on society, they said.

The vedike had written separately to the President of India and Election Commission seeking appropriate action against Mr. Owaisi, including disqualifying him from contesting the election, they said.

‘Arrest him’

Meanwhile, members of the Hindu Jagaran Vedike took out a procession here on Friday in protest against the reported hate speech made by leader of the Majilis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimieen (MIM) and legislator from Chandrayanagutta Akbaruddin Owaisi, demanding that he be immediately arrested.