New Delhi, June 21: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of spreading hatred and communal poison against minorities, Muslims in particular and Dalits.
Speaking to ANI, he said “Since BJP came to power they’ve spread hatred and communal poison against minorities, Muslims in particular and Dalits.
Since BJP came to power they've spread hatred&communal poison against minorities,Muslims in particular&Dalits.Things have come to such stage that govt officer has audacity to question an adult's marriage:A Owaisi on inter-faith couple allegedly harassed at Lucknow passport office pic.twitter.com/DzORbENB6m
— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2018
On inter-faith couple allegedly harassed at Lucknow passport office, he stated:” things have come to such stage that government officer has the audacity to question an adult’s marriage”.
Earlier in the day, the couple named Tanvi Seth and Mohammad Anas Siddiqui claimed that they were being harassed by an officer at a Lucknow Passport Office, as the former was married to a Muslim and had not changed her name.
The woman, while addressing the media, said that she was being harassed as the officer questioned her marital status, asking her why she had not changed her name later she was thankful to the officials for timely response.
However, the Regional Passport Office, Lucknow later clarified that the passports of the inter-faith couple have been issued, adding that strict action will be taken.
Meanwhile defending his stand, Passport Officier Vikas Mishra said “Asked Tanvi Seth to get the name’Shadia Anas’endorsed as it was mentioned on her Nikahnama, but she refused. We have to do thorough checks to ensure no person is changing their name to obtain a passport.