Asaduddin Owaisi criticises Delhi Police after FIR against him


All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday tweeted after being named in an FIR filed by Delhi Police in connection with alleged inflammatory remarks made by him.

A Delhi Police officer said that Owaisi, journalist Saba Naqvi, priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati and BJP spokesperson Naveen Kumar Jindal were named in a separate FIR after analysis of their ‘controversial messages on social media'.

Owaisi in a series of tweets shared a screenshot of what he claimed to be a copy of the Delhi Police FIR. The Hyderabad MP claimed that the FIR didn't mention what crime he was being booked for. Owaisi trained guns at the Delhi Police, alleging that it lacks courage to pursue cases against Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal.

“I’ve received an excerpt of the FIR. This is the first FIR I’ve seen that’s not specifying what the crime is. Imagine an FIR about a murder where cops don’t mention the weapon or that the victim bled to death. I don’t know which specific remarks of mine have attracted the FIR”.

“It appears that Delhi Police lacks the courage to pursue cases against Yati, Nupur Sharma & Naveen Jindal etc. This is why the delayed & weak response. In fact, Yati has violated his bail conditions repeatedly by inciting genocide against Muslims & insulting Islam”.

“Delhi Police were probably trying to think of a way of registering an FIR against these people without offending Hindutvadi fanboys/girls”.

“Delhi Police is suffering from “both sideism” or “balance-waad” syndromes. One side has openly insulted our Prophet while the other side has been named to assuage BJP supporters & make it look like there was hate speech on both sides”.

“Also note that the hate speech was by ruling party spokespersons & by prominent “Dharam Gurus” with close links to ruling party. This is being equated to random posts on social media with no social or political standing. In my case FIR isn’t even saying WHAT was offensive”.

“Yati, Genocidal Sansad gang, Nupur, Naveen, etc have become used to there being no consequences. Weak action has only been taken when there was outrage for weeks or international condemnation or when courts pulled up the police”.

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