All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘silence’ on the killing of a Muslim man in Rajasthan in the name of love jihad.

The video of Mohammed Afrazul being burnt alive went viral sparking widespread protests on the social media.How can a 50-year-old man resort to love jihad. We are being targeted because we are Muslims. The Hindutva forces did not attack Afrazul, they attacked the secularism of the country,” said the Hyderabad MP.

Recollecting the video footage, Owaisi said, “Please don’t kill me were the last words of the victim. The accused asked the victim for an address. But in a treacherous manner, he killed the innocent person. 

Later, the accused went to his bike, came back and axed him again. After that he took the petrol from his bike and burnt him alive.”

“The Prime Minster only harps on mandir masjid issue. He asks people to choose between mandir and masjid. The spirit of Ganga Jamuna Tehzeeb (secularism) is missing in his speeches. Is he the Prime Minster representing only Hindutva forces?,” asked the MP addressing a gathering at Teegalakunta at Falaknuma, adding to that the Modi was using such words for the sake of Gujrat polls.

Referring to the Supreme Court judgement on triple talaq, Owaisi said neither he nor the senior clerics of Muslim community were able to understand the judgement. “The government wants to bring in a law making people who divorce their wives by pronouncing instant triple talaq liable to imprisonment up to three years. This would be akin to punishing those convicted of sedition (inciting violence against the government through public speech),” said Owaisi.

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