‘EC should disqualify Akbar as MLA’

Published: 14th January 2013 09:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th January 2013 09:31 AM   |  A+A-


The Election Commission of India should disqualify Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi’s membership to the Assembly for his alleged hate speech and cancel the recognition of the MIM for supporting the legislator, All-India Anti-Terrorist Front chairman Maninderjit Singh Bitta has said.

Bitta, who arrived at the temple town to have a darshan of Lord Venakteswara on Saturday, spoke to the media on Sunday afternoon before his departure.

The statements made by Akbaruddin during his speeches in Nizamabad and Nirmal are threats to the communal harmony in the country. It is very likely that such provocative speeches will incite hatred among the religious communities, he said.

“Akbaruddin’s comments are not less inflammatory than that of separatists and terrorists,” he said and demanded the case be heard in a special court so that the MLA is brought to the book without delay. “ If the government takes it lightly, separatist and non-secular forces will raise their heads, putting the communal harmony in the country at stake,” he said.

Akbarurddin’s statements are acceptable under no condition. The political party or persons whoever supports the MIM MLA should also be booked, he said and demanded that the EC cancel the recognition of the MIM as a political party for supporting Akbar. He also appealed to all the political parties not to use Akbaruddin’s comments and Indo-Pak border issues for building vote banks.

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