Asaduddin Owaisi: News

Asaduddin Owaisi is a senior politician and the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). He is a four-term Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from the Hyderabad constituency. Owaisi did BA from Osmania University, Hyderabad, and studied Law at Lincoln's Inn, London. His grandfather, Abdul Wahed Owaisi, founded the AIMIM, a successor of the banned MIM, in 1957. His father, Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, took over in 1976 as the AIMIM President and represented Hyderabad in Lok Sabha from 1984 till 2004 when the baton passed into the hands of Owaisi. He was a Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 1994-2004, from the Charminar constituency. He extended support to the UPA govt in the state and at the Centre during 2008-12 after the Left withdrew support over the Indo-US nuclear deal. Earlier, a regional party from Hyderabad, Owaisi, has been aiming for Dalit-Muslim consolidation and has increased AIMIM's footprint nationally, winning seats in Assemblies of other states like Bihar and Maharashtra. He has worked on various Parliamentary Committees such as those on Social Justice and Empowerment, Defence, and Ethics, among others.

BJP's Madhavi Latha booked for asking voters to lift burqa 

The Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate from Hyderabad, Kompella Madhavi Latha was booked on Monday for asking burqa-clad Muslim women at a polling booth to reveal their faces for identity verification.

13 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Let's do our duty…': Modi's message to voters 

As polling began in 96 parliamentary constituencies in nine states and one union territory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged people to vote in large numbers to strengthen democracy.

08 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Why silent?': PM Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi on 'Adani-Ambani' charge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday why he had "stopped talking about Ambani and Adani all of a sudden," insinuating that a "secret deal" may have been reached.

27 Apr 2024

BJP Government

Owaisi calls Mukhtar Ansari a 'martyr,' sparks controversy

Asaduddin Owaisi, president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), has stirred up a debate by referring to Mukhtar Ansari as a martyr.

22 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Row erupts after Modi's 'wealth to infiltrators' remark; opposition reacts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statements at a poll rally in Rajasthan have sparked a row with several opposition leaders accusing him of using divisionary tactics ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

03 Apr 2024

J Jayalalithaa

Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi campaign in Tamil Nadu: AI-generated deepfakes raise concern

The digital resurrection of two late Indian leaders, J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi, using artificial intelligence to create deepfakes, has sparked controversy ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

29 Mar 2024

Mukhtar Ansari

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari's death triggers political blame game

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari's death on Thursday triggered a political blame game ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

SC to hear pleas against Citizenship Amendment Rules today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a clutch of over 230 petitions seeking a temporary stay on the enforcement of the Citizenship Amendment Rules, 2024 until the court can determine their constitutionality.

17 Mar 2024


Foreign students attacked at Gujarat University over namaz; 5 injured 

An unidentified mob assaulted foreign students at Gujarat University (GU) on Saturday for offering namaz in a hostel, according to NDTV.

Opposition attacks Narendra Modi government over CAA

Opposition parties have lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).

20 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

Babri Masjid snatched from Muslims systematically:  Asaduddin Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday questioned the narrative surrounding the Ram Mandir's Pran Pratishtha (consecration) in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

08 Jan 2024

Bilkis Bano

Got justice today: Bilkis Bano's family on Supreme Court verdict

A family member of 2002 Gujarat riots gangrape survivor Bilkis Bano has hailed the Supreme Court verdict quashing the Gujarat government's 2022 order that granted remission to her 11 rapists.

29 Nov 2023


Polling begins in Telangana; BRS wrestles against Congress, BJP

Polling for the high-octane assembly election in Telangana began at 7:00am on Thursday.

31 Oct 2023


iPhone hacking row: Centre orders probe, asks Apple to join 

The central government has reportedly ordered a probe into the allegations by several opposition leaders and journalists that tech giant Apple warned them of alleged "state-sponsored attacks" on their iPhones.

31 Oct 2023


Apple warns opposition leaders of state-sponsored attacks on iPhones: Report

Tech giant Apple has reportedly warned several opposition MPs and other leaders that state-sponsored actors may be targeting their iPhones.

15 Oct 2023

Narendra Modi

'Stand with Palestinians': Owaisi urges PM Modi, calls Netanyahu 'devil'

Hyderabad MP and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief, Asaduddin Owaisi, labeled Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "devil" and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to support the people of Gaza.

26 Aug 2023


'Hit me for hour': UP boy slapped on teacher's orders

A Muslim boy who was reportedly slapped by classmates on his teacher's orders on Thursday in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, narrated his ordeal on Saturday.

26 Aug 2023


UP: Teacher asks students to slap Muslim classmate, action initiated

A private school in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, has come under severe criticism after a video emerged showing one of its teachers allegedly instructing students to slap their Muslim classmate, NDTV reported.

15 Jul 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Owaisi responds after Himanta blames 'Miya Muslims' for vegetable prices

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) supremo and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday bashed Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for blaming Miya Muslim vendors for the soaring prices of vegetables.

09 Jun 2023

Devendra Fadnavis

Owaisi's sharp jibe at Fadnavis over 'Aurangzeb ki aulaad' remark

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday took a dig at Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis's "sons of Aurangzeb" remark following the violence in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

05 May 2023


Modi's 'Bajrangbali' remark: Owaisi asks if they should raise Takbir

In a fresh attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi called out Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Karnataka Congress head DK Shivakumar for reportedly pursuing votes based on the majority religion in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls.

21 Apr 2023

Kapil Sibal

Celebrate or despair: Kapil Sibal on Naroda Gam case verdict 

Rajya Sabha MP and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal criticized the Ahmedabad court's decision on Friday to acquit all the 67 accused in the two-decade-old Naroda Gam case.

16 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Atiq Ahmed shot dead: How opposition, BJP leaders reacted

A fresh controversy has hit the political world after jailed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother, Ashraf Ahmed, were shot dead in police custody while being taken for a medical checkup in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj.

20 Feb 2023


'It's concerning': Asaduddin Owaisi after Delhi house attacked with stones

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi's Delhi residence was allegedly pelted with stones by unidentified miscreants on Sunday, The Indian Express reported.

22 Sep 2022

Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Bhagwat visits mosque, cleric calls him 'Rashtra Pita'

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat visited a mosque in Delhi on Thursday and held a meeting with the chief cleric of the All India Imam Organization, Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, who called Bhagwat Rashtra Pita.

25 Aug 2022


Prophet remarks: Suspended BJP MLA arrested after protests grip Hyderabad

Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (MLA) T Raja Singh was arrested again on Thursday, two days after getting bail over making offensive remarks against Prophet Muhammad.

07 Feb 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Owaisi offered Z category security, he should accept: Amit Shah

Addressing the Rajya Sabha on Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to Hyderabad MP and All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi to accept the Z category security which was offered to him.

Owaisi threatens to turn UP's streets into Delhi's Shaheen Bagh

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday demanded the scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki.

10 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

UP: Owaisi booked for 'vitiating' communal harmony, violating COVID-19 norms

The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi for allegedly vitiating communal harmony, violating COVID-19 norms, and making "indecent" remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, police said on Friday.

24 Aug 2021

Madhya Pradesh

'Goons insulting Hindu culture': Congress criticizes attack on Muslim vendor

The Congress and other Opposition parties have criticized the attack on a Muslim bangle seller in Madhya Pradesh's Indore over the weekend.

17 Jun 2021


Loni case: Complaints registered against Swara Bhasker in Delhi, UP

Two complaints have been lodged against Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh yesterday in connection to the Ghaziabad assault video, as per reports.

29 Nov 2020


GHMC elections: 'Only Trump left to campaign,' Owaisi slams BJP

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi took a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for treating the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls as an election to pick the next Prime Minister

21 Feb 2020


Woman shouts pro-Pakistan slogans, slapped with sedition, sent to custody

An event in Bengaluru, organized against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), took an unprecedented turn when a woman raised pro-Pakistan slogans.

Owaisi's take on JNU violence: Situation is so bad...

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has weighed on today's raging topic of violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and said it was so bad even Union Ministers were tweeting helplessly.

26 Dec 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Army Chief's comments on anti-CAA protests spark controversy

With the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) being the raging topic, Army Chief Bipin Rawat also gave his opinion on it, only to invite criticism for taking sides despite holding an apolitical position.

09 Dec 2019


Amit Shah defends Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, slams Congress' past

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to correct Congress' mistakes, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday as he defended his government's decision to give Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslims from neighboring countries.

Ayodhya verdict: Displeased Owaisi says Muslims should reject 5-acre-land offer

The chief of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Asaduddin Owaisi, is unhappy and angry at the Supreme Court.

14 Sep 2019


Hindi Diwas: Amit Shah pushes for Hindi as national language

On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Union Home Minister Amit Shah pushed for Hindi to be designated India's national language.

24 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill popularly known as the Anti-Terrorism Bill.

28 May 2019


Ramdev wants third child shouldn't get voting-rights, Giriraj supports him

On Sunday, renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev spoke about population control and sparked a debate. He said the government should introduce a law wherein the third child isn't allowed to vote. This, he opined, will curb India's rising population.

11 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.

16 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

#NewZealandTerrorAttack: One Indian-origin man among 49 dead, six missing

One man of Indian origin was among the 49 who were brutally killed when two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch area were attacked on Friday. According to IE, two Indians are injured and six are missing.

15 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

Supreme Court dismisses plea to send Indian Muslims to Pakistan

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea which prayed that Indian Muslims should be sent to Pakistan.

11 Mar 2019

West Bengal

Elections during Ramzan would be problematic: TMC-leader's statement sparks row

On Monday, Kolkata Mayor and TMC leader Firhad Hakim expressed displeasure at the general election dates announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, as it clashes with Ramzan.

24 Feb 2019


Owaisi calls Masood Azhar 'satan'; slams Modi over Pulwama attack

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday spoke on the Pulwama attack of February 14, calling it a failure of the Narendra Modi government.

28 Jan 2019


Reject national parties, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi tells Dalits, Muslims

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi asked Dalits, Muslims and Adivasis to gather and reject national parties in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

27 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

#TripleTalaqBill: Owaisi slams Modi government for 'shielding' MJ Akbar

Rejecting the Triple Talaq Bill moved by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi lambasted the Narendra Modi government and said the Centre was attacking religious minorities.

11 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

BJP MP confesses party lost plot. It's hard to disagree

The Bharatiya Janata Party losing its clutch over two (as of now) states in the Hindi heartland shows something went terribly wrong for the saffron party.

11 Dec 2018


#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi wins from Chandrayangutta

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi has reportedly won from the Chandrayangutta constituency - one of the 15 constituencies in Hyderabad.

03 Dec 2018


#TelanganaElections: Owaisi responds to Adityanath, says Allah will defeat Modi-govt

Following Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's warning that All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi would have to 'flee' Telangana if the BJP was voted to power, Owaisi has hit back at Adityanath.

02 Dec 2018


Yogi: Owaisi will have to 'flee' Telangana if BJP wins

In the final leg of campaigning for the upcoming Telangana elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Sunday, issued a warning for All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi.

Triple talaq ordinance is against women, says Asaduddin Owaisi

Alleging that the NDA government's ordinance on triple talaq was "against women" and "fundamental rights" of the Constitution, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has demanded its withdrawal.

15 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Owaisi's AIMIM, Ambedkar's BBM to merge for 2019 polls

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) will forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly polls in 2019, party leaders announced.

19 Apr 2018


Resignation of Judge Reddy who gave Mecca Masjid verdict, rejected

Special NIA Judge Ravindra Reddy, who resigned hours after pronouncing verdict in Mecca Masjid blast case, was on Thursday asked to report back to work.

17 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Owaisi blames Modi government, NIA for 2007 blast acquittals

Yesterday, all accused in the Mecca Masjid blast of 2007, including Swami Aseemanand, were acquitted by a Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court in Hyderabad.