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Owaisi takes on Amit Shah over Namaz remark, says Shah is RSS man

Reacting to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s objection to muslims offering namaz on streets, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday accused Shah of being an RSS man and indulging in “dog-whistle” politics.

New Delhi: Reacting to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s objection to muslims offering namaz on streets, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday accused Shah of being an RSS man and indulging in “dog-whistle” politics. 

The leader of All-India All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen said, “Why is the home minister worried if a Muslims offer namaz on the streets for 10-15 minutes. Shah is indulging in dog-whistle politics. I know that the ideology of Amit Shah is of RSS… but he is also the home minister of the country and not of a particular community.” He was speaking in Hyderabad.

Addressing a rally in Dehradun on October 30, Shah had alleged the Congress party of appeasement politics allowing highways to be closed for namaz.

Meanwhile, Owaisi also trained guns at Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for his remarks comparing Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who worked towards uniting the nation with Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who divided India.

He said, “Indian Muslims rejected Jinnah’s two-nation theory. Yadav should learn history from a knowledgeable historian before commenting on India’s Independence.”

On the occasion of the 146th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel which is celebrated as ‘National Unity Day’, Yadav was addressing a gathering when he remarked that Sardar Patel, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Muhammad Ali Jinnah studied in the same institute, where they became barristers and fought for India’s independence.

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“Sardar Patel, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and (Muhammad Ali) Jinnah studied in the same institute. They became barristers and fought for India’s freedom… It was Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who imposed a ban on an ideology (RSS),” Yadav had said. 

first published:Nov. 1, 2021, 6:07 p.m.

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