Permission Denied to Owaisi to Hold Meeting in Azamgarh

Owaisi was denied permission by authorities to hold public meetings in the wake of tension in Mubarakpur area.

Published: 24th April 2016 12:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2016 12:19 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

AZAMGARH: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi was today denied permission by authorities to hold public meetings in the district in the wake of tension in Mubarakpur area.

Application to hold public meeting was received from Owaisi's party but he was denied permission, Azamgarh District Magistrate Suhash L Y said.

Owaisi is on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier in the day, about 100 activists of Hindu Yuva Vahini were taken into custody in neighbouring Siddarthnagar when they were staging a protest at Bhadariya crossing against the visit of Owaisi.

The Yuva Vahini had announced that they would protest against Owaisi's refusal to chant 'Bharat Mata ki jai'.

Local BJP MP Jagdambika Pal had also demanded a ban on his visit to the district and alleged that SP government was assisting him in vitiating the atmosphere.

Addressing his partymen at a meeting, Owaisi exhorted them to prepare for the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

"Start preparations for the elections so that our people could have representation in the Vidhan Sabha," he todl party workers in Siddarthnagar.

"We are neither against any religion nor against any person," Owaisi added.

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