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Cong promises action against Owaisi over 'hate speech', court verdict today

Hyderabad | Updated 1/3/2013 11:23:11 AM IST
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Amid the ruling Congress in Andhara Pradesh stating it would act tough against Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, who is at the centre of a controversy for allegedly making a "hate speech" against a particular community, a Hyderabad court will today deliver its verdict on a complaint filed against him on the matter.

Taking a serious note over  alleged hate speech against a community by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisis brother Akbaruddin Owaisi, the rulimg Congress in Andhara Pradesdh Thursday assured to take action.

Talking to media, General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee, Abid Rashid Khan, said, “Our government has taken cognizance of speech and we are collecting evidence to build a strong FIR and a water-tight case where we can book the person.”

Meanwhile, a Hyderabad court will today deliver its verdict on a complaint against Owaisi for allegedly making a "hate speech" against a particular community.

Several political parties have strongly condemned Owaisis remarks, accusing him of using inflammatory and derogatory language in his speech while addressing a public meeting at Nirmal town of Adilabad district last month.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrates court heard the application of Kashimshetty Karunasagar, a practising advocate, who claimed he was being threatened over phone since he filed the complaint against Akbaruddin and requested the court to hear the case directly.

The court posted the matter for hearing on Thursday when it will deliver its order on whether to direct the police to file an FIR against Akbaruddin over the provocative speech, as alleged by the petitioner, or should it take direct cognisance of the offence and issue summons.

Karunasagar had filed a complaint on December 28 in the court seeking registration of a case against Akbaruddin under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and other relevant sections of the IPC.

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