Petition in High Court for ban on MIM

Published: 31st March 2013 10:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2013 10:20 AM   |  A+A-

A writ petition has been filed in the High Court with a request to declare the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) as anti-national party and to debar it from contesting in any election, following the alleged hate speech made by MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi at Nirmal and Nizamabad in December last year. Several criminal cases under Sections 121, 295-A, 298, 153 and 153-A of IPC were filed against the MLA in several places of India, the petition said.

Petitioner S Janardhan Goud, an advocate, submitted that the speech of MIM leader was provocative. The MIM legislator had made certain unwarranted comments against the Hindus, Hindu Gods and Goddesses, which was broadcast in various TV channels and Internet (YouTube). A complaint was made to the chief election commissioner and state chief electoral officer for de-recognizing the said party and to punish the MLA for committing such offences.

A reply was sent by the CEC stating that the AIMIM is not a recognized party so the question of it’s derecognition does not arise.

As per the official website of the CEC, AIMIM is registered as unrecognized party. As far as the state is concerned, the AIMIM party is a recognized one, he added.  

The petitioner requested the court to pass an order in the nature of Writ of Mandamus declaring the action of the election authorities in rejecting his complaint against the MIM MLA as unconstitutional and contrary to the provisions of the Representation of People’s Act.   Besides the chief election commissioner and state chief electoral officer, Akbaruddin and the AIMIM party were named as respondents.

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