11 Facts About Asaduddin Owaisi


Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi was elected to the Indian Parliament from the Hyderabad constituency for the first time in 1984 and continued winning the elections till 2004, when he stepped down in favour of Asaduddin.


When Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed that Muslims of India opposed the deal, Asaduddin Owaisi said that it was an attempt to give a communal angle to the deal.


However, Asaduddin Owaisi emerged victorious and defeated Ali Khan by a margin by 110 thousand votes.


In July 2016, Asaduddin Owaisi was praised for his speech Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is a problem among Muslims and called them dogs of hell.


In December 2018, Asaduddin Owaisi told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to learn inclusive politics of India, when Pakistan can't even have a non-Muslim President.


On 17 November 2021 Asaduddin Owaisi filed a complaint against former chairman of the Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh, Syed Waseem Rizvi over a book written by the latter that had objectionable statements on Prophet Muhammad.


In June 2014, Asaduddin Owaisi is said to have delivered hate speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in seeking the Muslim community's support for his party.

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In January 2015, Asaduddin Owaisi said that every child in the world is born as a Muslim, and his parents and society convert him to other religions.


On 7 February 2016, Asaduddin Owaisi surrendered before Hyderabad police and was later granted bail for an assault by a mob that he allegedly led, carried out against Telangana Indian National Congress legislators.


In March 2016, while addressing a public rally in Maharashtra, Asaduddin Owaisi said that he would never say the slogan Bharat Mata Ki Jai in response to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment that the new generation needs to be taught to chant slogans hailing mother India; the comment was a reference to the 2016 JNU sedition controversy.


In 2016, Asaduddin Owaisi was arrested for sedition after providing legal aid to five members of a so-called Islamic State terrorist cell.