Lawyer Files Complaint Over Owaisi’s Remarks on Ayodhya Verdict
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi. 
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi. (Photo: PTI)

Lawyer Files Complaint Over Owaisi’s Remarks on Ayodhya Verdict

A private complaint was filed against AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday, 11 November, at a court in Madhya Pradesh's Indore for his remarks on the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict.

The complainant, lawyer Sunil Verma, contended that Owaisi be prosecuted under IPC sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) and relevant provisions of the IT Act, PTI reported.

Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) AK Gupta ordered Juni Indore police station to inquire into the complaint against the AIMIM chief and present a report by 20 November.

Verma told reporters that Owaisi had insulted the Supreme Court by making "objectionable" comments on the verdict and had also tried to hurt religious sentiments.

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"Owaisi, who is Lok Sabha MP and a barrister, should have observed restraint while commenting on the apex courts decision. But he made inflammatory statements about the verdict," Verma alleged, according to PTI.

On 9 November, Owaisi, reacting to the Ayodhya verdict, had said that he is not satisfied with the Supreme Court's judgment.

Calling the 5-acre land a “donation”, he said that the Supreme Court, despite being supreme, is not “infallible.”

“We have full faith in the constitution, we were fighting for our right, we don’t need five acre land as donation. We should reject this five-acre land offer, don’t patronise us,” he had said.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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