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Owaisi Rebukes Amit Shah for Hyderabad Police Action Statement

Asaduddin Owaisi criticizes Amit Shah’s historical claims, cites Sunderlal Report on Hyderabad’s integration.

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Owaisi Rebukes Amit Shah for Hyderabad Police Action Statement
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Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader, Asaduddin Owaisi, launched a scathing attack on Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday, accusing him of dishonesty akin to India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. This rebuke followed Amit Shah’s assertion that the Hyderabad Police Action had been orchestrated by the then Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, without any loss of life.

Owaisi, addressing the ‘National Integration Day‘ event after leading a motorcycle rally, referenced the Sunderlal Report, which detailed the atrocities committed and lives lost during the integration of Hyderabad into the Indian Union. He stated, “Amit Shah’s speech today was rife with falsehoods, much like Nehru’s address on All India Radio back on September 18, 1948. The Sunderlal Report exposes both Amit Shah’s and Nehru’s claims as blatant untruths.”

Owaisi asserted that Hyderabad could have been integrated peacefully, without any bloodshed, but the decisions made by the leaders of that era resulted in the loss of numerous lives. He emphasized that this was not his personal assessment but was corroborated by the findings of Qazi Abdul Ghaffar and Pandit Sunderlal, who were dispatched to assess the situation in Hyderabad.

According to Owaisi, the Sunderlal Report documented that for every Hindu killed by the Razakars, a hundred Muslims were killed in retaliation. Tragic accounts included the discovery of women’s bodies in wells with their young children still clinging to them.

The Sunderlal Report estimated that over 20,000 Muslims lost their lives. Remarkably, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel chose to dismiss the report. Owaisi challenged the BJP, asking, “If the BJP claims it’s a lie, then why did Indira Gandhi, in the Lok Sabha, argue that releasing the report to the public would not be in the national interest?”

Owaisi also took a swipe at opposition parties, accusing them of likening him to the Razakars or Nizams and questioning AIMIM’s celebration of National Integration Day. He retorted, “Hyderabad was once a princely state under the Nizams. If you study history, you’ll find no mention of the RSS in its struggle for independence. The RSS wasn’t prominent, and the BJP is a more recent phenomenon.”

He further elaborated, “During the Nizam’s rule, I would have felt stifled because it was a feudal system where one couldn’t speak freely in front of rulers. Our country achieved freedom, and we gained the right to express ourselves openly.”

Owaisi highlighted the contributions of Muslims in the freedom struggle, citing the example of the Imam of the Makkah Masjid, who was among the first sent to Kala Paani for opposing the Nizams and British rule. He recalled the valiant actions of individuals like Maulvi Alauddin and Turrebaaz Khan, who fought for India’s independence.

Despite acknowledging the Nizam’s contributions to Hyderabad’s development, including the construction of infrastructure such as the old Begumpet Airport, Gandipet, Himayat Sagar, and several temples and institutions, Owaisi emphasized that freedom, justice, and equality were lacking under their rule.

Owaisi strongly criticized the Congress and BJP for equating AIMIM with the Razakars and MIM led by Qasim Razvi. He clarified that AIMIM was founded by Abdul Wahid Owaisi and was distinct from the Razakars who had migrated to Pakistan. He urged the expulsion of individuals with Godse and Savarkar’s ideologies from the country.

Addressing the ongoing atrocities against minorities, Owaisi condemned the demolitions of homes and shops without due process after violence erupted in Nuh, Haryana. He expressed sorrow over the killing of three Muslim men by a Railway Protection Force constable on the Jaipur Express in August, highlighting discrimination based on appearance.

Owaisi questioned the Rajasthan government’s silence and alleged discrimination against Junid and Nasir, whose charred bodies were discovered in a Bolero in Rajasthan’s Mewat after they were accused of cattle transport and abducted in February.

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Siddaramaiah Considers NIA Probe for Rameswaram Cafe Blast

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah discusses potential NIA involvement in the investigation of the Rameswaram cafe blast.

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Siddaramaiah Considers NIA Probe for Rameswaram Cafe Blast
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Chief Minister Siddaramaiah addressed concerns regarding the Rameswaram cafe blast, emphasizing the government’s commitment to ensuring a thorough investigation. The blast, which occurred at a popular eatery in Brookfield on March 1, left 10 people injured and sparked demands for a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe.

Siddaramaiah acknowledged that the Central Crime Branch (CCB) was currently handling the investigation. However, in response to the BJP’s call for an NIA inquiry, he stated, “We will consider it if necessary. The investigation is underway, and no suspects have been apprehended yet.”

The Chief Minister also criticized the BJP’s attempts to politicize the incident, particularly referencing their accusation of labeling Bengaluru as ‘Bomb Bangalore’ instead of ‘Brand Bangalore.’ He pointed out previous bomb blasts that occurred during BJP’s rule and questioned their accountability during those instances.

Addressing concerns over public safety, Siddaramaiah stressed the seriousness with which governments approach such incidents. “Bombings are never trivial matters. Our priority is always the safety and security of the public,” he affirmed.

He further challenged the BJP to refrain from politicizing the issue and instead focus on supporting efforts to ensure justice and prevent future incidents. “While I condemn the act of bombing, it is crucial that we do not engage in political gamesmanship at the expense of public safety,” Siddaramaiah emphasized.

In conclusion, Siddaramaiah’s remarks underscored the government’s commitment to a thorough investigation into the Rameswaram cafe blast and their willingness to consider involving the NIA if deemed necessary. He reiterated the importance of prioritizing public safety above political agendas, urging all parties to work together towards this common goal.

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Bhandara Mane Demolition: Three Arrested in Ullal, Karnataka

Three arrested in Ullal for the demolition of an under-construction Bhandara Mane near Kondana Daivasthana. Get insights on the incident, legal actions, and reactions.

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Bhandara Mane Demolition: Three Arrested in Ullal, Karnataka
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in Ullal, Karnataka, three individuals have been apprehended by the Ullal police regarding the demolition of an under-construction “Bhandara mane” near the revered Kondana Daivasthana. Commissioner of Police Anupam Agrawal identified the arrested individuals as Muttana Shetty, Dheeraj, and Shivraj.

Bhandara Mane:

The Kondana Daivasthana, overseen by the endowment department, witnessed the unlawful demolition of the Bhandara mane structure, located on government land adjacent to the Daivasthana premises. Miscreants utilized an earthmover to carry out the demolition during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Following a complaint lodged by Kotekar TP Chief Officer Anand, the police initiated legal proceedings under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Karnataka Prevention of Destruction and Loss of Property Act. The sections invoked include IPC Sections 143, 147, 148, 295, 427, along with Section 2A of the aforementioned Karnataka Act.

Interrogation of the arrested individuals revealed that the Bhandara mane construction lacked proper authorization, having been erected without consent from the Daivasthana’s 16 ‘gurikararu.’ Despite complaints to authorities like the Assistant Commissioner and Tahsildar, no corrective measures were taken, prompting the accused to take matters into their own hands.

Expressing dismay over the incident, U T Khader, Assembly Speaker and representative of the Mangalore Assembly constituency, condemned the demolition. He emphasized the significance of preserving religious structures and directed law enforcement to swiftly act against the perpetrators.

The demolition of the Bhandara mane stands as a somber event tarnishing the district’s reputation, prompting calls for justice and stricter enforcement of property laws. Stay tuned for further updates as the legal proceedings unfold in this case.

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JP Nadda will reach Karnataka on Monday on a two-day visit.

BJP national president J P Nadda’s two-day visit to Belagavi includes public engagements and organisational meetings.

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JP Nadda will reach Karnataka on Monday on a two-day visit.
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BJP national president J P Nadda is set for a significant two-day visit to Belagavi, Karnataka. Scheduled from Monday onwards, his visit encompasses a series of public engagements and crucial organisational meetings. On Monday, he is expected to arrive at Sambra Airport, Belagavi at 08.30 pm. The itinerary kicks off with a core committee meeting for Chikodi, Belagavi, Bagalkot, and Vijayapura parliamentary constituencies at Kakati, Belagavi at 09.00 pm.

The following day, Tuesday, holds various important events. At 11.15 am, Nadda will address the booth karyakarta sammelan at Kiwad Ground, Chikodi. This will be followed by an interaction session with beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Swanidhi Yojana at ITC Welcome Hotel in Belagavi at 02.15 pm. Later in the day, at 05.15 pm, he is scheduled to interact with intellectuals at Jirge Auditorium in Belagavi.

The visit underscores BJP’s commitment to engaging with local communities and strengthening organisational structures. Stay updated on J P Nadda’s visit to Belagavi for insights into the party’s strategies and engagements.

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