‘States can’t interfere…’: Owaisi slams BJP over religious conversion laws
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday hit out at BJP governments for bringing ordinances against religious conversion through fraudulent means, including those for the sake of marriage, claiming these violated the fundamental rights under the Constitution.
Owaisi said an adult can marry anyone they want and alleged the intention of the BJP in bringing such laws against religious conversions was to make a mockery of the Constitution.
He was referring to the recent promulgation of an ordinance by the Uttar Pradesh government against forcible or 'dishonest' religious conversions and the Madhya Pradesh cabinet giving its nod for a similar measure on Tuesday.
After West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said she hailed from the 'Shandilya' lineage, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said political parties have always vying to prove who among them is the bigger Hindu and this is not good for a secular and democratic India. Owaisi said: "Throughout her election campaigning, Mamata Banerjee has been reciting Chandi Path and Durga Paths. Now she said that her Gotra is Shandliya and she is a Hindu Brahmin. If she is saying that she belongs to the upper caste in a state where 27 per cent are Muslims and 22 per cent are Dalits. Where should Muslims and Dalits of West Bengal go, who are not part of the 'varna' system? She's practicing PM Modi & BJP's politics of communalism. They are made for each other." Watch the full video for more details.
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While speaking to media in Tamil Nadu's Trichy on March 31, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her 'gotra' remark. Owaisi said, "I condemn her remarks in which she is claiming to be from an upper caste community. Where should Muslims and Dalits of West Bengal go, who are not part of 'varna' system? She is practicing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) politics of communalism." "They are made for each other," he added.
Amid the assembly polls in the state, while addressing a public gathering in Murshidabad on March 27, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he called the people of Murshidabad Bangladeshis. Owaisi said, "In Bangladesh, PM Narendra Modi yesterday (March 26) said he did 'Satyagrah' for liberation of Bangladesh. If you did 'Satyagrah' for Bangladesh, then why are you calling people of Murshidabad Bangladeshis. Why are you abusing us?."
AIMIM leader Imtiaz Jaleel is under fire for Aurangabad procession. The procession was to celebrate scrapping of plan for Aurangabad lockdown. Jaleel and his supporters were accused of not following covid precautions. Many revellers were seen without masks and no social distancing. Slogans like 'kaun aya, sher aya' (who's here? Lion's here) were raised. The following day, BJP leaders filed complaint against Jaleel. Aurangabad is one of the 10 districts in India with most active Covid-19 cases. On march 31, Aurangabad saw over 700 new cases while Maharashtra saw more than 39,500 cases.
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All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MP Imtiaz Jaleel's supporters carried him on shoulders and celebrated on March 30 in Maharashtra's Aurangabad after administration decided to lift lockdown there. Jaleel and his supporters were seen without masks amid COVID-19 surge in the state. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has filed police complaint against Imtiaz on March 31 for 'violating' COVID-19 norms. "On one hand he opposes the lockdown and on the other he conspires to increase number of cases. Nobody in his procession was wearing a mask, not even he himself. Case should be registered against him," said BJP city president Sanjay Kenekar.
Despite the rising cases of COVID-19 in India, people in Noida refused to follow precautionary norms. Most of the people at Noida bus stand were seen boarding bus without mask. With 15,353 fresh COVID cases, Uttar Pradesh reported highest single-day spike on April 11.
Two youth accused of theft, taken to jail on foot from hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur on April 12. After producing in Court, police got them tested for COVID-19 in which one of the thieves tested positive. GRP official said, "Got them tested after producing in Court and one's report came positive. Our vehicle broke down hence we had to take them to jail on foot."
Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishvas Kailash Sarang on April 12 informed that 'Corona Curfew' has been imposed by Crisis Management Group in Bhopal from April 13 to April 19, with essential services running unhindered. Kailash Sarang said, "Today, Bhopal 'Crisis Management Group' has decided to impose 'Corona Curfew' in Bhopal, from April 13 to April 19, till 6 am. It means daily activities will continue. Inter-state and inter-district movement of essential services will be allowed." "Vaccination program, hospitals, petrol pump, bank, grocery shops ambulance, fire brigade, movement of labourers, agri-services, dine-in facilities... to be allowed. This is not a lockdown but 'Corona Curfew'," the minister added.
In a video that has gone viral, Madhya Pradesh police can be seen beating up the kin of a Covid-19 patient after a dispute with health workers. 2 personnel have been placed under suspension.
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