Articles about Asaduddin Owaisi

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.

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

07 Feb 2022

Politics
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

22 Nov 2021

Politics
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.

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

10 Sep 2021

Politics
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.

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

24 Aug 2021

Politics
'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.

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

17 Jun 2021

Entertainment
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.

Hyderabad GHMC election results: TRS leads, BJP finishes second

04 Dec 2020

Politics
Hyderabad GHMC election results: TRS leads, BJP finishes second

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) emerged as the single-largest party in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results, as it won 55 out of total 150 seats.

A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls

04 Dec 2020

Politics
A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls

The counting of votes to announce the winner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls began today at 8 am.

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

29 Nov 2020

Politics
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

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

14 Sep 2020

Politics
Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar over various issues, from the removal of question hour to the rise in coronavirus numbers and a comment by Trinamool Congress leader Sougata Roy on Finance Minister.

PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

19 Jun 2020

Politics
PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened an all-party meeting today to discuss the clash in Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

03 Mar 2020

Politics
Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

Though tensions are simmering in the National Capital after last week's violence, the Centre is not ready to have an open discussion about it in the Parliament. This was made amply clear on Tuesday when Speaker Om Birla said the government will address the issues after Holi, March 10.

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

27 Feb 2020

India
On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

Departing from the urgency it showed yesterday in the matter of hate speeches that possibly fanned communal tensions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Centre four weeks' time to file its response on a plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders who passed abhorrent remarks.

Right-wing activist threatens to kill teenager who raised pro-Pakistan slogans

24 Feb 2020

India
Right-wing activist threatens to kill teenager who raised pro-Pakistan slogans

A right-wing activist has announced a bounty of Rs. 10 lakh on a Bengaluru student booked for raising pro-Pakistan slogans at a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Bengaluru recently.

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

21 Feb 2020

India
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.

'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

03 Feb 2020

Politics
'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

Anurag Thakur, the Minister of State (Finance), met with resistance in the Lok Sabha today as he stood to speak about pressing matters affecting the country.

Courtesy EC, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma removed as BJP's star-campaigners

29 Jan 2020

Politics
Courtesy EC, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma removed as BJP's star-campaigners

Two leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Singh Verma, have been removed as star-campaigners on the order of Election Commission for giving controversial speeches.

Supreme Court to hear over 140 petitions against CAA today

22 Jan 2020

India
Supreme Court to hear over 140 petitions against CAA today

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, will hear nearly 144 petitions challenging the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) today.

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

06 Jan 2020

Politics
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.

Meerut-cop tells protesters to 'Go to Pakistan'; Naqvi demands action

29 Dec 2019

India
Meerut-cop tells protesters to 'Go to Pakistan'; Naqvi demands action

A massive row has erupted in Uttar Pradesh after a top cop was caught on camera, making communal statements in Meerut's Muslim locality.

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

26 Dec 2019

India
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.

SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

18 Dec 2019

India
SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

Today, the Supreme Court will hear nearly 60 petitions challenging the newly-implemented Citizenship Act, which has created a storm across India.

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

09 Dec 2019

Politics
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

09 Nov 2019

Politics
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.

After Kashmir trip, EU delegation says we support India

30 Oct 2019

World
After Kashmir trip, EU delegation says we support India

23 members of the European Union (EU) were among the "lucky ones" who were allowed to visit Kashmir, the region which has been on edge since August 5 after Article 370 was negated.

Hindi Diwas: Amit Shah pushes for Hindi as national language

14 Sep 2019

Politics
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.

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

26 Jul 2019

Politics
'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan should be punished for his sexist remarks and an example should be set for all- this is what BJP leaders demanded in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Lok Sabha passes Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill

24 Jul 2019

Politics
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.

Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA: Details here

15 Jul 2019

Politics
Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA: Details here

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to strengthen the NIA.

Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Lok Sabha: All details here

21 Jun 2019

India
Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Lok Sabha: All details here

Days after winning general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP got to work in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

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

28 May 2019

Politics
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.

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

11 Apr 2019

Politics
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.

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

16 Mar 2019

World
#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.

Supreme Court dismisses plea to send Indian Muslims to Pakistan

15 Mar 2019

India
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.

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

11 Mar 2019

Politics
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.

Ayodhya dispute: SC didn't choose from suggested names of mediators

09 Mar 2019

India
Ayodhya dispute: SC didn't choose from suggested names of mediators

On Friday, the Supreme Court noted there is a lack of consensus among parties in the sensitive Ayodhya case, and referred it for mediation.

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

24 Feb 2019

Politics
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.

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

28 Jan 2019

Politics
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.

245-yes, 11-noes: Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha

27 Dec 2018

India
245-yes, 11-noes: Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After four hours of heated debate, the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

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

27 Dec 2018

Politics
#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.

After 'will show Modi' remark, Imran Khan attacks India, again

26 Dec 2018

World
After 'will show Modi' remark, Imran Khan attacks India, again

For the second time in a week, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan took a jibe at India over the 'treatment of minorities'.