Owaisi slams Delhi Police for booking him to assuage ruling BJP

New Delhi, June 09 (KMS): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday lashed out at Delhi Police for the FIR against him over so-called ‘inflammatory remarks’.

In a series of tweets, Owaisi accused the cops of “both sideism” for booking people who oppose BJP, in a bid to assuage ruling party supporters.

Owaisi was booked for alleged inflammatory remarks along with expelled BJP leader Naveen Jindal, journalist Saba Naqvi, Maulana Mufti Nadeem, Abdur Rehman, Gulzar Ansari, and Anil Kumar Meena. This comes amid a row involving suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma and her blasphemous remarks.

“It appears that Delhi Police lacks the courage to pursue cases against Yati, Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal. This is why the delayed and weak response. Delhi Police were probably trying to think of a way of registering an FIR against these people without offending Hindutvadis,” Owaisi alleged.

In my case, the FIR isn’t even mentioning was offensive, the AIMIM MP said, adding that posts/remarks by party spokespersons are being equated to random posts on social media with no social or political standing.
“As for the FIR against me, we will consult our lawyers & address it as and when required. We will not be intimidated by these tactics. Criticising hate speech and giving hate speeches cannot be equated,” Owaisi said.