Expressing strong objection to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ remark of ‘Aurangzeb ki aulad’ (offspring of Aurangzeb), AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi questioned Fadnavis about the lineage of Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte, the killers of Mahatma Gandhi.
Owaisi criticized Fadnavis for making the remark in reference to the riots in Kolhapur. During a public meeting in Hyderabad, Owaisi demanded to know who the descendants of Godse and Apte were.
He further alleged that approximately 30,000 members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) took to the streets following the alleged display of an image of Tipu Sultan in Kolhapur. Owaisi clarified that the image in question was not that of Tipu Sultan but of an Allah Waley (saint), as explained by the local residents to the police.
Owaisi questioned the legality behind the arrests of 21 individuals for displaying the image of Tipu Sultan and challenged the existence of any IPS section that prohibits the possession of Tipu Sultan’s photograph.
The AIMIM president strongly criticized the BJP and Sangh Parivar for their efforts to spread hatred and defame Islam and Muslims.