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Owaisi slams Pak PM, asks him to worry about his own country

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi.

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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Asaduddin Owaisi, also announced that a protest meeting will be held at Charminar on January 25 against the CAA.

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi who was addressing a protest meeting at Sangareddy town near here late on Saturday night against the amended citizenship law, said Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan need not worry about Indian Muslims.

The AIMIM president also announced that a protest meeting will be held at the historic Charminar here on January 25 against the CAA, adding “We will hoist the tricolour on January 25 midnight and recite the national anthem. The meeting would be to save the Constitution and the country.”

On January 10, a peaceful march will also be taken out in Hyderabad against the CAA, he said.

Talking about the violent protests against CAA in UP, Owaisi said he condemned violence wherever it occurred but would like to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether the Prevention of Destruction of Public Property Act, 1984 applied to them (UP incidents) or not.

Owaisi slams Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Referring to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan posting a video, Mr. Owaisi said Khan has posted a wrong Bangladeshi video claiming it to be from India.

“Mr Khan, you worry about your own country. Mr Khan, we would like to tell you, don’t ever remember us. We have rejected the message, the wrong theory of Jinnah. We are proud Indian Muslims and till the day of judgment, Inshallah, we will remain as proud Indian Muslims.”

“No power on earth can take away my Indianness. No power on earth can take away my religious identity. Why because, the Constitution of India guarantees me that,” he said.

The Pakistan Prime Minister should safeguard the Sikhs and stop those who attacked a Sikh gurdwara in Pakistan, Mr. Owaisi said.

According to Owaisi, the CAA was only made towards making India a Hindu Rashtra.

“We are not against granting citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Christians, Sikhs from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh...but why are you doing in the name of religion (by excluding Muslims),” he said.

He challenged the Prime Minister to let the countrymen know if they plan to make (implement) NRC or not by 2024. Owaisi further said the protests against CAA, NPR and NRC should continue for another four to five months.

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