Hyderabad MP and Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul- Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi called upon youth and students from Telangana region not to commit suicide and make their parents ‘orphans’, but fight for their cause instead in a democratic manner.
The MIM chief, along with five of his party MLAs including brother Akbaruddin Owisi, appeared before the excise and prohibition court here on Thursday for the hearing in a 2005 case against them for insulting and obstructing government officials form discharging their duties.
In a brief interaction with mediapersons outside the court premises, while waiting for the proceedings to commence, Asad said students committing suicides will only leave their parents with no one to care for them in their advanced age.
He called upon the youth not to take such extreme steps.
Instead, they should fight for their cause in a democratic manner, he said.
He said all the political parties, including his party, had given their respective opinions to the UPA government and before that to the Srikrishna committee on the issue.
“We have participated in all the three all-party meetings convened by the government on the issue and gave our opinion,” he said and demanded that the UPA Government take a decision on the issue immediately.
Later, Asaduddin attended the court proceedings along with other accused in the case.
Akbaruddin was brought from Adilabad district jail by Patancheru police at around noon.
Asad’s advocate Raghunandan Rao argued before magistrate K Maruthi Devi not to examine the witnesses produced by the prosecution as they had filed a review petiton in the district court and the hearing was posted to Monday (Feb 11).
Rao, on behalf of Asad and others, filed the review petition on Feb 6, contending that during the hearing on Jan 28, they could not make their arguments as advocates boycotted the court following a pro-Telangana bandh cal