Another FIR against Asaduddin Owaisi over Barabanki event, Hyderabad MP accused of insulting national flag

A fresh case has been registered against AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi and event organisers for allegedly insulting the national flag at a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh.

Another FIR (First Information Report) was filed against Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi in connection with his public meeting in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki on Thursday.

Owaisi and the organisers of the political event in Barabanki allegedly insulted the national flag during the public meeting, according to the FIR. During the meeting, instead of hoisting the national flag, Owaisi allegedly wrapped the tricolour.

The case was registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and also Section 3 of Epidemic Disease Act.

Earlier, an FIR was registered against Owaisi and one more person for allegedly giving provocative speech and violating Covid-19 guidelines. While addressing a rally near Katra Baradari in Uttar Pradesh that goes to the polls early next year, Owaisi said efforts were being made to undermine secularism in India and transform the country into a “Hindu Rashtra”.

Owaisi, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief, raised the issue of a mosque being razed in Ram Snehi Ghat tehsil on the Barabanki-Ayodhya border in May. The authorities had brought down the mosque saying it was an illegal structure.

The Hyderabad MP alleged that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath got the mosque demolished at a time when there was chatter about him being replaced as the chief minister in the state.

India Today

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