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Asaduddin Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen

Basic Info

About,Asaduddin Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi (Born on 13 May 1969) is an Indian politician, who is the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.He is a three-time Member of Parliament (MP), representing the Hyderabad constituency in Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament. He was honoured with Sansad Ratna Award for overall best performance in 15th Lok Sabha in 2014.

Education & Background

Asaduddin Owaisi was born in Hyderabad, Telangana (former undivided Andhra Pradesh). His father Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi was also a politician from Hyderabad,for six consecutive terms. His mother's name is Najamunnisa. Owaisi studied at the Hyderabad Public School and the St. Mary's Junior College, Hyderabad. He graduated as a Bachelor of Arts from the Nizam College, Osmania University. He later went to London, where he studied L.L.B, and Barrister-at-Law (Lincolns Inn), England.

He is often referred as Naqeeb-e-Millat ("Leader of the community") by his supporters.[citation needed] He has two younger brothers, Akbaruddin Owaisi and Burhanuddin Owaisi.Akbar is the member of the Telangana Legislative Assembly from the Chandrayangutta Assembly constituency, while Burhanuddin is the editor of the local Urdu daily "Etemad".

Personal Life

Owaisi is married to Farheen Owaisi and has five daughters and one son.

Political Career

Asaduddin Owaisi As Politician

Owaisi belongs to the Hyderabad-based All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party, of which his father and grandfather have been presidents. The party, while opposed to jihadist terrorism, still practises a politics of "competitive chauvinism," according to journalist Kingshuk Nag.
Owaisi was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in 1994 and 1999. Subsequently, he has been elected as an MP from the Hyderabad (Lok Sabha constituency) in 2004, 2009 and 2014 in three successive terms.

Asaduddin Owaisi and Controversies

Owaisi has been in controversies and news due to his politics primarily centered around minorities like Muslims and Dalits.Owaisi, along with his younger brother Akbaruddin was booked for charges related to manhandling the Medak district collector in 2005. On 20 January 2013, he was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days, and later shifted to Sangareddy jail.
The case related to an MIM protest against the demolition of a mosque for a road-widening project in Medak district, on 16 April 2005 where police booked him under various charges including criminal intimidation, rioting and promoting enmity between religious groups.In 2009, a case was registered against Owaisi on the order of Election Commission of India for chasing and beating up Syed Saleemuddin, a polling agent of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the Moghalpura area.In March 2013, he was detained for organising rally without permission and carrying gun without license in Bidar,Karnataka.
In June 2014, Owaisi is said to have delivered hate speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Muslim community's support to his party.On 7 February 2016, Owaisi surrendered before Hyderabad police and was later granted bail for an assault a mob he allegedly lead carried out against Telangana Indian National Congress legislators. His close aid Syed Abdahu Kashaf and AIMIM Party Social Media head assaulted the congress MLC and leader of opposition Shabbir ali .
In March 2016, while addressing a public rally in Maharashtra, Owaisi said that he will never say the slogan Bharat Mata Ki Jai (Hail mother India) in response to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment that the new generation needs to be taught to chant slogans hailing mother India referring to 2016 JNU sedition controversy.Owaisi said, “Whom is he(Bhagwat) trying to frighten? He can’t force his ideology on others.Nowhere in the Constitution it says that one should say: 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' ".Later he clarified that he has no issues with slogan 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', but he has objection with RSS who forces to chant the slogan as test of patriotism.

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