Have you ever faced a dilemma while choosing among two options, one born out of compulsion and the other being a moral one? Many will argue to choose morality over surrendering to the situation. However, we will highlight the instances where Politician Asaduddin Owaisi had trumped the Barrister within him to dump morality and didn’t hesitate from breaching the laws for his political gains.
Owaisi’s Crocodile tears for Masjid or Provocation for Communalism
The recent order by the local Varanasi court to continue the survey and videography in the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex has started a furore in the political arena. Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi has jumped into the fray and termed the court order as a blatant violation of the Places of Worship Act 1991. He said, “The order of the court is a blatant violation of the Places of Worship Act 1991. It is a violation of the Supreme Court judgment given in the Babri Masjid title dispute”.
Telangana | The order of the court is a blatant violation of the Places of Worship Act 1991. It is a violation of Supreme Court judgment given in the Babri Masjid title dispute: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Gyanvapi survey case verdict, in Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/FnT6EBEuGn
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He expressed his anguish and made a remark that he had already lost Babri Masjid and doesn’t want to lose another. He said, “This is a blatant violation and I hope that the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Masjid committee would go to the Supreme Court. I have lost one Babri Masjid and I don’t want to lose another masjid”.
The politician, Asaduddin Owaisi, wants to register an FIR against the petitioner for merely exercising the right to practice their religion and seeking Justice from the court. The barrister within him has taken a back seat because he sees an opportunity to rally the Muslim community behind him on this matter. Hence, he is invoking fear and anger within his community. The barrister knows that these statements are very much communal in tone and have potential to stoke communal tensions that is what the politician within him wants.
Politics of Muslim appeasement and ‘Muslim Veto’
The politics of Muslim appeasement had cemented the belief in many Islamo-leftists that the government and Judiciary will keep on toeing the policies, laws, regulations or rules according to their whims and fancies. They forget that it is the right of every citizen and group to hope for Justice and seek Judicial intervention for it. The plea in the courts by the Hindu community is well within the right enshrined in the constitution and the court has all the powers to either entertain it or reject it and even punish it if found to be a frivolous plea or one that can incite communal tensions.
While the barrister Asaduddin Owaisi knows that the Judiciary will function and give a verdict on a case-by-case basis according to the merit of the case but politician within him wants to ride on these wrong beliefs within his community and hence regularly practices this Muslim appeasement politics. The Politician Owaisi wants to voice for equal rights for Hindu women in Sabarimala but doesn’t want to fight for independence or rights for Muslim women.
The barrister within Owaisi would have distanced himself from the remarks of his hate-spewing brother Akbaruddin Owaisi but the politician knows that remarks by his brothers echoes within his community and hence, he backs the bigotry of his brother. More so, he too indulges in bigotry delivering speeches in his constituency, Hyderabad. The latest outcry by Asaduddin Owaisi is nothing but the act of playing for the galleries and rallying Muslims behind himself. It will be a bad omen for the country if this politician keeps on being the voice of Muslim community. The moderate Muslims should call out his politics of inciting communal feelings within Muslims.