Akbaruddin Owaisi is a name we all have heard of. He is an MLA from Telangana, member of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and their floor leader in the legislative Assembly. He is also the younger brother of the self proclaimed progressive liberal Muslim leader Asaduddin Owaisi. He is also a person who is famous for giving communal speeches.

Abhinav Khare deep dives into his speeches that divide India on religious lines.

He recently said the RSS people were yet to recover from his '15 minutes' speech which he had delivered in 2012. However, this is nothing new. In 2007, he had threatened to behead Tasleema Nasreen. In 2011, he addressed our former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao with words such as katil (murderer), darinda (monster), beimaan (dishonest), dhokebaaz (cheat), and chor (thief) and that he would have killed Rao himself if he was alive. In 2012 he said, "Where all did Ram's mother go wandering and where did she give birth to him." In 2012, he said, "What is this new name Bhagyalakshmi, never heard of her. Bhagya also shakes and Lakshmi also falls down." He also said, “25 crore Muslims would need just 15 minutes without the police to show 100 crore Hindus who is more powerful.”

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He is a repeat offender who works in inciting people to indulge in violence. But what is funny to note is that he strokes the raw communal feelings whereas his elder brother maintains a progressive demeanour and woos the media and intelligentsia alike. This bigotry and hypocrisy need to stop.

India’s true potential lies in Unity through Diversity. It is for us to fight these divisive forces and stay put in being united. The job of the minority is not just to protect its own rights. Rather, they should all be resounding the values of true India that has been laid down in the supreme law of the land, our constitution. The future of India lies in our hands. It is for us to decide if we want to be fighting over this or be united and work towards a better India.

About Abhinav Khare:

Abhinav Khare is the CEO of AsiaNetNews Network and also the host of a daily show named Deep Dive with AK. AsiaNetNews is a leading media group of south India with highly valuable brands like AsiaNetNews, Suvarna News, Kannada Prabha, IndigoMusic, Indigo Radio, MyNation, NewsFast, IndigoXP Music lounges. 

He is a proud father of two beautiful daughters and resides in Bengaluru with his loving family and a lifetime collection of books and gadgets. An avid traveller, he has already pinged more than hundred cities from 5 major continents around the globe. 

A tech entrepreneur, who is passionate about policy, technology, economy and philosophy from ancient India. His favourite pastime is to research synergy between these facets of society. He earned his qualifications from the top 10 global universities; an MS Engineering from the ETH Zurich and an MBA Finance from the London Business School.