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Akbaruddin Owaisi


Akbaruddin Owaisi is a Politician from Andhra Pradesh.

He is a politician of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party in Andhra Pradesh. He was elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly from Chandrayangutta Assembly constituency.

Akbaruddin Owaisi comes from a political family. His father Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi served as MP from Hyderabad for six consecutive terms. Akbaruddin Owaisi is the second son. His elder brother Asaduddin Owaisi is a Member of Parliament representing Hyderabad.

Controversies & Cases

Hate Speech

Akbaruddin Owaisi allegedly made disparaging remarks against Hindus at a public meeting on 24 December 2012. He allegedly said that Muslims would need 15 minutes without police to show 100 crore Hindus as to who is more powerful. A complaint was filed against Akbaruddin by an advocate who found the video on YouTube. The VII additional chief metropolitan magistrate admitted the petition on 28 December 2012 and posted it on December 31 for hearing. In reference to the Bhagyalakshmi temple next to Charminar, Akbaruddin allegedly said that new Hindu gods come up every eight days. Television commentator and interviewer Karan Thapar and journalist and columnist Swapan Dasgupta tweeted about the controversial remark.

A social activist Shabnam Hashmi filed a complaint against Akbaruddin Owaisi at the Parliament Street police station in New Delhi. In her complaint, she alleged that the whole speech made by Owaisi is highly objectionable and inflammatory and is against the country's cultural heritage. Jan 2, 2013

Police registered a case against Akbaruddin Owaisi under IPC Sections 121 and 153(A), both non-bailable offences. Owaisi is presently in London undergoing medical treatment. DGP Dinesh Reddy says that the police has prima facie evidence and are investigating the case. Jan 3, 2013

Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar hinted that he plans to refer to the Joint Legislature Committee on Ethics, the alleged hate speech. Speaking to press, he said he received a number of calls and emails from concerned people complaining about the alleged hate speech of Akbaruddin. Jan 4, 2013

Arrives from London

Akbaruddin arrived from London in the early hours at Shamshabad airport. He was received by a number of MIM supporters who joined him in a rally to his residence at Jubilee Hills. A team of doctors from the Owaisi hospital has visited his residence and conducted medical tests. Akbar has failed to appear before the police. He submitted a petition through his lawyers seeking four days time citing medical reasons. A team of police officers comprising Circle Inspector A Raghu and Sub-Inspector A Srinivas were appointed to check the veracity of the claims. Jan 7, 2013

Owaisi has filed a writ petition in the Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking a direction to stop registration of more cases against him. He contended that the cases are filed to harass him. He said that a media house has selectively leaked portions of the clip on the internet. He contended that he had spoken at length on the importance of maintaining secular fabric of Indian polity. Jan 7, 2013

DGP (Law and Order) SA Huda has said that the MLA would be produced before a government appointed medical board to verify his claim that he was not in good health. Jan 7, 2013

Akbaruddin Arrested

Akbaruddin Owaisi was subjected to medical tests at the Gandhi hospital in Hyderabad to check whether he is fit to face questioning. After a team of five doctors performed medical tests and declared him fit to undergo questioning, he was arrested and shifted to the Nirmal police station in Adilabad at 9:45 pm. Police had beefed up security in many parts of Hyderabad particularly the old city. Despite the heavy security forces, the MIM party workers hurled stones at police convoy. Jan 8, 2013

Akbaruddin Owaisi was remanded to 14 day judicial custody by a magistrate in Adilabad. He was lodged at the Adilabad district jail despite his plea to send him to Chanchalguda or any other jail where there are decent medical facilities considering his health condition. Jan 9, 2013

The Nirmal Judicial First Class Magistrate K Ajesh Kumar has granted police five-day custody of Akbaruddin. The police is given permission to question Akbaruddin from January 12 to 17, from 10 am to 5 pm. Jan 11, 2013

Akbaruddin Owaisi was made to listen to the speech he delivered at Nirmal last month on the first day of his questioning. He was questioned for four and half hours. Jan 12, 2013

The Three Town Police have registered a criminal case against MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi following a direction of the court. BJP leader and advocate Bethi Mahender Reddy lodged a complaint against the MIM MLA alleging that the later has delivered a hate speech at a party meeting held at Circus grounds on August 22, 2012. The police did not lodge the complaint which prompted the BJP leader move to court. Jan 23, 2013

Akbaruddin Owaisi was remanded in 14 days judicial custody. He was produced before the Additional Magistrate Radhakrishna Chouhan. He was sent to Adilabad district jail in connection with a case registered against him at the Two Town police station in Nizamabad. Jan 24, 2013

A court has fixed April 26 for hearing a plea on permanent ban on Akbaruddin Owaisi's hate speeches being aired on YouTube. Apr 22, 2014

Responding to the petition, the court has notice to YouTube, Facebook and 4TV channel. Apr 26, 2014

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Andhra Pradesh News on January 13, 2013
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High Court admits Akbaruddin's writ petition
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Andhra Pradesh News on January 9, 2013
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Andhra Pradesh News on February 1, 2013
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Andhra Pradesh News on January 30, 2013
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