Emergency in Kashmir and I may be killed for opposing abrogation of Article 370: Owaisi

Hyderabad, Aug 14: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said that he might be killed by the followers of Nathuram Godse, who shot Mahatma Gandhi dead, since he is against the abrogation of Article 370.

“They have a love for Kashmir, and not for Kashmiris. They are only concerned with power and not about justice and service. Does Article 19 not apply there? Is this emergency? Those who support BJP are being given internet connection and helicopter for transport. Won’t you allow 80 lakh people to do a telephonic conversation?… This government has forgotten the Constitution,” he told reporters here.

“I am sure one day somebody will shoot me dead. Followers of Godse might do this. We still have followers of Godse in this country. When they could shot dead Mahatma Gandhi, what is Owaisi,” the Hyderabad MP asked.

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“There is nothing new in these allegations. Such allegations will be there as long as I am alive,” said the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief.

“Those who go against Modi and question unconstitutional measures are branded anti-nationals. It makes no difference. I am bothered about my country India and I will remain so, inshalla. Those who are anti-nationals calling me anti-national,” said Owaisi.

The MP said during his speech at Eid get-together on Monday, he talked of constitution and made it clear that he had nothing to do with Pakistan but those who want to be in good books of Modi twisted it to suit their agenda.

Owaisi alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi violated the constitution by bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir without the consent of the state assembly, and broke a constitutional promise by scrapping Article 370.

He reiterated that the whole idea of bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir was to change the demography of Kashmir and have a non-Muslim from Jammu, belonging to BJP as the chief minister.

He said the restrictions imposed on 80 lakh people of Kashmir had taken away their fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India and it reminds of emergency.

Owaisi demanded release of all those arrested and restoration of communication.

“Modi should believe in rule of law but he is doing rule by law,” he said.

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