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Owaisi answers Shweta Singh on why “Every child is born a Muslim”

IndiaOwaisi answers Shweta Singh on why "Every child is born a Muslim"

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi was asked during an interview, ‘What does it mean that every child is born a Muslim?’

In an interview going viral, senior journalist Shweta Singh asks AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, ‘What do you mean by saying that every child is born a Muslim?’ Owaisi responded, ‘I said this because it is the religious belief of Muslims that we do not force anyone. I have said this time and again in my speeches and will continue to say this in the future also. If you read Article 15, it gives me the freedom to follow my religious beliefs, then where has it gone wrong and out of the Constitution.

Asaduddin Owaisi says, ‘Praveen Togadia’s ideology is completely different from mine. My brother even went to jail for giving such speeches. I can’t sit here and decide whether my brother had said right or wrong. Cases were registered against Togadia in many states, but was he arrested in any case? I tell everyone to accept Islam, but I will never force you. But I will do all this work within the ambit of the law.

Why did Yogi not wear a Muslim cap? In another interview, Owaisi was asked , ‘Yogi Adityanath recently refused to wear a Muslim cap. Now because he is a yogi, should he wear that Muslim cap?’ In response, he had said, ‘If I had been present there, I would never have given Yogi Adityanath to wear a Muslim cap. I would tell him to call Kasim and hug him. There are continuous atrocities against Muslims in the entire state, please stop them. Because for 70 years you have been making us wear hats.

Owaisi has been in controversies and news due to his politics primarily centered around minorities like Muslims and Dalits.

About Asaduddin Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi is an Indian politician, who is the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.  He is a four-time Member of Parliament (MP), representing the Hyderabad constituency in Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament. For years, he has been regularly listed one among the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world.

His father Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi and brother Akbaruddin Owaisi are also politicians.

Owaisi was born to Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi and Najmunnisa Begum on 13 May 1969. He comes from a politically powerful family in Hyderabad.  His grandfather Abdul Wahed Owaisi relaunched the political party Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen as All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen 18 September 1957. He also succeeded Qasim Razvi as the party president after he was released from prison. His father Sultan Salahuddin was elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1962. Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi was elected to the Indian Parliament from the Hyderabad constituency for the first time in 1984 and continued winning the elections till 2004 when he stepped down in favor of Asaduddin and Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi died in 2008.

Asaduddin Owaisi completed his graduation with a Bachelor of Arts from Nizam College (Osmania University) in Hyderabad. He represented the South Zone inter-university U-25s cricket team as a fast bowler in the Vizzy Trophy in 1994 and later got selected in the South Zone university team. He is a barrister by profession and studied at Lincoln’s Inn of London. His brother Akbaruddin Owaisi is a Member of the Telangana Legislative Assembly and heads the party in it.  His youngest brother Burhanuddin Owaisi is the editor of Etemaad.

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