Asaduddin Owaisi has shared two videos of incidents of alleged communal violence against Muslims and said that 'Hindutva extreme-love is on the rise' and questions that where would these 'oppressed' Muslim men go with a complaint.
In his first tweet, Owaisi wrote, "Only we will be oppressed, we will be called oppressors. We will be killed and we will be prosecuted. In India, Hindutva extreme-love is on the rise, some spark of love-love of sharp Hindutvaists has reached the police department. Today's 2 news headlines are a living example of it."
The video shared along the tweet shows some men lined up and being beaten by another man who has his face covered. Owaisi explains this incident as a news piece and wrote, "First news: In Junagadh, Gujarat, when Muslim youths protested against the demolition of the dargah, the police, which is called the protector of the people, is beating Muslim youths in front of the same dargah with their baton in front of everyone."
According to the reports by PTI, one person died apparently after being hit by a stone, while at least five police personnel were injured in Gujarat's Junagadh city after a group of people hurled stones and torched a vehicle to oppose the civic body's plan to raze a dargah to clear "encroachment", as told by the officials to the media on Saturday.
The incident reportedly occurred on Friday night near Majevadi Darwaja in the city, during which the police lobbed tear gas shells and baton-charged the protesters to control the situation, and later rounded up 174 people.
In the second video shared by Owaisi, a man can be seen tied to a tree and being asked to chant 'Jai Shree Ram'. He wrote along with the video, "Second news: In Bulandshahr, a daily wage laborer was tied to a tree, beaten and forced to raise JSR slogans. Later, look at the sympathy of the police, instead of taking action against the culprits, Sahil was sent to jail.
He concludes his tweets by asking a question, "If he takes a complaint against the oppression being done on him, then where should he go?"
According to the reports, additional superintendent of police in Bulandshahr, Surendra Nath Tiwari told the media that two people regarding this case have been arrested. He said, "A video is going viral on social media in which three people of Vair village of Kakod police station area are seen beating up a person from another village on suspicion of theft. Taking cognizance of this, charges have been registered on the basis of Tahrir received from the family. Two persons have also been arrested in the case. Other statutory actions are being taken."
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had earlier accused AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi of inciting communal tension via his tweets and said that he would not be allowed to disrupt the peace of the state.
Before that, Owaisi in a tweet had demanded a ban on the proposed 'maha panchayat' in Purola, which has been in the grip of communal tension.