FIR against Akbaruddin Owaisi for remarks against Modi
Police in Bihar on Wednesday ordered the arrest of AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi over alleged remarks made by him during an election rally in Muslim-dominated Kishanganj district.The controversial All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader had on Sunday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “zalim (tyrant)” and “shaitan (devil)” for his alleged involvement in 2002 Gujarat riots. “Modi is a zalim and shaitan and responsible for 2002 Gujarat riots,” he had said.”There is a section, including me, who consider no one other than Modi responsible for Gujarat riots of 2002,” said Owaisi, a legislator in Telangana and the younger brother of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. Also read: Case filed against Lalu over his beef consumption remark. The AIMIM is contesting the Bihar Assembly polls in six Muslim-dominated constituencies in Seemanchal area comprising Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria and Katihar districts. Muslims form 16.5 percent of Bihar’s 105 million population. Also read: Owaisi lashes out at Azam Khan for taking Dadri killing issue to UN The party’s Bihar unit president Akhtarul Imaan will contest from Kocha Daman constituency. The other constituencies and candidates are: Kishangunj (Taseeruddin), Rani Gunj (Amit Paswan), Baisi (Gulam Sarwar), Amour (Nawazish Alam) and Balrampur (Md Adil).Akhtarul Imaan is a former member of Bihar Assembly. He was earlier with the Janata Dal-United and the Rashtriya Janata Dal.