Muslims should no more be coolies of secularism: Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday urged Muslims to create their own independent leadership, saying ‘‘Muslims should no more be coolies of secularism.’’ 

Published: 27th August 2019 04:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2019 04:57 PM   |  A+A-

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (Photo | Express)

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday urged Muslims to create their own independent leadership, saying ‘‘Muslims should no more be coolies of secularism.’’ 

Owaisi, who was speaking at a private event in a college here, said “The most important point that Muslims should realise is that we should stop being coolies of secularism. Why should we always vote for a secular candidate from a secular party? 

“It is high time that the Muslims work on the ground, create their own political independent leadership,” he said adding that Muslims were earlier discouraged from creating their own independent leadership as they were told that it would lead to another partition.

 “My forefathers rejected the two-nation theory propagated by Veer Savarkar and Jinnah. My grandfather said that he would not go to Pakistan and that he was proud to be an Indian.  I believe that he made the right decision,” Owaisi said. 

Meanwhile, the AIMIM president appeared to have found fault with the Centre’s reported view against bringing in a new law to curb mob lynchings.

“The Bill I’d proposed to curb mob violence sought to fix shoddy enforcement by ensuring independent investigation & prosecution. Unless errant cops are penalised & accused are imprisoned, the mob will only feel emboldened It’s not rocket science @AmitShah,” the AIMIM leader tweeted.

Owaisi meets Prakash Ambedkar for talks 

Hyderabad:  AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi travelled to Pune on Monday to meet Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) leader Prakash Ambedkar to discuss seat sharing possibilities in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. Sources in the party said that an announcement would be made next week. As of now, AIMIM has only one MLA -- Waris Pathan representing Byculla Assembly constituency.  

Stay up to date on all the latest Telangana news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp