Asaduddin Owaisi questions BJP government’s demolition drives targetting Muslims

The Hyderabad MP also raised concerns over the killings of people from the Muslim community over false accusations of smuggling beef.
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi
AIMIM president Asaduddin OwaisiPhoto | Express

HYDERABAD : Reacting to the demolition of the houses of 11 people after police allegedly found beef in their refrigerators in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday said that the work earlier being carried out by mobs is now being done by the BJP government.

In a post on X, the Hyderabad MP also raised concerns over the killings of people from the Muslim community over false accusations of smuggling beef.

“In 2015, a mob entered Akhlaq’s house and killed him, claiming the meat in his fridge was beef... The cycle of injustice does not stop. Before and after the election results, only the houses of Muslims are demolished, and only Muslims are murdered. Why are those, who get the votes of Muslims in abundance, silent?” asked Owaisi.

The police action comes ahead of the Eid-Ul-Adha (festival of sacrifice) also known as Bakrid. The action was taken after a tip-off was received that a large number of cows had been held captive for slaughter in the Bhainwahi area in Nainpur, Mandla Superintendent of Police Rajat Saklecha said.

He added that the local government veterinarian has confirmed the seized meat is beef and that samples were sent to Hyderabad for secondary analysis. “The houses of the 11 accused were demolished as they were on government land,” the SP said.

(With agency inputs)

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