Akbaruddin Owaisi, a Muslim enemy of Muslim and Hindus

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No Public servant should ever utter words to denigrate the people of a nation, any people for that matter. Akbaruddin Owaisi is an elected representative of a state in India, a Muslim, and has made uncouth remarks about Hindus. This is simply not acceptable. We all should demand an apology from this man.

Yes, there is a list of them out there in every religious group, but that does not justify his wrong doing. He is hurting the social fabric of India, just as Bal Thackeray and a whole bunch of others have done. But we are not here to keep the score, but rise our voice against wrong.

As Muslims we need to be hard on our own, and we should not let any one of us become the source of conflict. A Muslim ought to follow the example of the prophet, who was the ultimate peace maker in mitigating conflicts and nurturing goodwill.

A few ugly Muslims may clap for him, just as few ugly Hindus will clap for men like Togadia or Thackeray, a few ugly Christians may clap for Pastor Roberts, Senator Williams for their anti-Hindu, anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish rhetoric. We have them everywhere, we just have to speak up and let them know that they are wrong.

As Muslims we condemn his words and his history of bigotry.


Mike Ghouse
World Muslim Congress


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An Enemy of Muslims (And Hindus)
Akbaruddin Owaisi… your desire to provoke a confrontation between India’s 25 crore Muslims and 100 crore Hindus reminds us of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Akbaruddin Owaisi, you are an enemy of Muslims. You are the kind of adversary who lurks like a snake in the grass, ready to strike at the person who cares for that patch. Your desire to provoke a confrontation between India’s 25 crore Muslims and 100 crore Hindus reminds us of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. This is why Javed Akhtar has gone to the extent of calling you ‘the greatest enemy of Muslims’. I know that I am not alone when I find myself agreeing with this view. Many other Indian Muslims will be in agreement with me.

Your behaviour and your actions are reminiscent of the second phase of Jinnah’s political career. Do not forget that Jinnah played his part in dividing this country to fulfil his political ambition. Of course he was amply helped in this task by Hindu Fundamentalists like Savarkar. But today’s India is not the India of 1947. You might have a voice amongst a section of Muslims in Hyderabad, but the Muslims of India are not your inherited property.

You belong to the party All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) that your grandfather Abdul Vahid Owaisi founded, and which your family has been running like a private limited company for the last 50-60 years. The Owaisi family is exactly like the Thackeray family of Maharashtra. After your grandfather’s death, your father Salahuddin Owaisi took charge of the family firm, and tried to expand it. Your father occasionally roared, often talked about Muslims and what is happening to them, and occasionally spoke against Hindus, but you have crossed all boundaries.

People like you occasionally come out of your lair, roar, and then hide once again in its darkness. You do not have the capacity to engage with anything outside Hyderabad. Raj Thackeray, like you, can spout venom in Shivaji Park about North Indian and Bihari Hindus and Muslims, but does not have the guts to step outside Mumbai. Ordinary people in this country now understand well that people like you and the Thackerays are complicit with each other. One lets out his bile against North Indian and Bihari Hindus and Muslims and the other against a hundred crore Hindus.

Listen, Akbaruddin Owaisi. Try and understand this land. Your family may have been feudal lords for generations but you need to get out of the mentality of treating Muslims as your fief. You, and your elder brother Asaduddin Owaisi are carrying the burden of the politics that your father gave you in inheritance. Raj and Uddhav Thackeray are like you, heirs to this fiefdom of hatred. It is possible that a minuscule section of the 42 percent of the population of Hyderabad (the Muslims of Hyderabad) benefit from your brand of politics, but the 25 crore Muslims who live everywhere and anywhere in India have nothing to do with your desire to ‘teach a hundred crore Hindus a lesson’.

The six to seven MLAs of the MIM might carry some weight in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, but your party has neither any identity, nor any relevance outside of Andhra Pradesh. This is because ordinary Hindus and Muslims have no desire to fight with each other and bear no hatred towards each other. It is people like you and the Bukhari clan (Imams of the Jama Masjid in Delhi) who try to teach hatred to the Muslims of India. Your tradition links you to Praveen Togadia and Ashok Singhal of the VHP and to the Bukharis.

Yes, I do admit that your clan runs four dozen schools, a few hospitals, a few orphanages and some ‘sewing centres’ for poor women in Hyderabad. You are also the managing-director of the Owaisi Hospital. You arrange for the treatment of the sick. All that is just as well. But this does not mean that in return for these ‘favors’ you have the license to make hate-filled speeches to a gathering of fifteen-twenty thousand Muslims in Nirmal Town, in Adilabad, adjoining Hyderabad. It does not mean that you are entitled to have your cronies give the cry of ‘Nara-e-Taqbeer, Allah-o-Akbar’ as a means to enact a form of religious blackmail.
On that day, on the 24th of December, the way in which you wear roaring in your Shervani, was reminiscent of Jinnah. You are deluded if you think that if the police can be made to stay away then you can teach one hundred crore Muslims a lesson. Leave Hindus aside for the moment, Muslims themselves will teach you a democratic lesson that you will find impossible to forget. Try and step out of your lair in Hyderabad, just for once.

Your public life had its ‘moment of awakening’ even before the 24th of December. But even in your private life you have distinguished yourself by your violence. You have had a history of personal enmity with a Hyderabadi property dealer like Mohammad Pehelwan. This led to assaults with knives and bullets in 2011. If your personal enmity with another Muslim peaks in confrontations over property that use bullets and ammunition, then how can you honestly hope represent the struggles of poor and deprived Muslims. You issues fatwas of death to Taslima Nasreen. Prevent her from coming to Hyderabad. All you do is play with Muslim sentiments.

I would advise you to learn restraint in your statements and speeches. If you have such a great desire to make your mark as a ‘Muslim Leader’ it would be better if you were to pay some attention to the actual problems of poor and backward Muslim communities, in a manner that your father and grandfather tried to do, at least to a certain extent.

This text was first published in Hindi in naukarshahi.in and was translated from Hindi by Shuddhabrata Sengupta for Kafila
Prayers for Akbaruddin Owaisi in temple
By Syed Mohammed, TNN | Jan 11, 2013, 01.59 AM IST

HYDERABAD: About 50 Hindus living in the Old City performed a ‘havan’ at a temple for the release of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, who was arrested on Sunday over a hate speech.

The 41-year-old Majlis leader was remanded to 14-day judicial custody this week with multiple cases being filed against him. Legal experts say chances of his immediate release are remote.

But while the speech incurred the wrath of people across the country, a section of residents living in and around Jagjivanram Nagar, mostly Hindus, are fond of Akbaruddin for the development work he had carried out in the past as a legislator.

The Chandrayangutta MLA has found supporters among some Hindusof the Old City with ‘puja’ organiser Kanduri Anita saying that many people from the neighbourhood had gathered for the ‘havan’ and ‘aarti’ in the evening, which took a few by surprise.

“Akbaruddin Owaisi got small sheds constructed for this Maisamma temple and Boolakshmi temple, both of which are in Jagjivanram Nagar. He also got borewell pumps repaired. All of us have prayed for his release,” said Anita.

Further, scores of MIM leader’s supporters gathered at Dargah Yousufain in Nampally to express solidarity with the arrested legislator and offered prayers for his release.

While shops in the Old City were open and the RTC resumed services after its fleet stayed off the roads on Wednesday, people in street corners were seen discussing the issue with many enquiring when their leader will be released.

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