'PM should also remember Muslims who contributed to freedom': Asaduddin Owaisi

Amid the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi spoke about the "role of Muslims in India's independence" and targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Owaisi said, "Muslims who contributed to the country's independence should also remember the Prime Minister. At the same time, he also took a dig at Godse and said, "The land for independence was prepared by our freedom fighters and not Godse." The first prisoner of Kala Pani was Hyderabadi-Fazal-e-Haq Khairabadi. I ask those who hate Muslims- Do you know where Malta is? Sheikh ul Hind Mahmud ul Hasan was arrested from Mecca. He was held in Malta prison for three years. The Queen of Jhansi is remembered but do you know that Khuda Baksh (in-charge of the army) was martyred while serving her. A woman who was always with the Queen of Jhansi and was martyred during the Battle of Kota—her name was Manjar- was a Muslim.

With this, he further said, 'Those who talk about the tricolour - will they also talk about what happened on 6 December and what happened in August last year? Muslims are not responsible for partition. Who was Bhatniya Ansari? He used to cook food for Mahatma Gandhi. The British asked him to poison Mahatma Gandhi's food. But he came running and told Gandhi not to eat. But, you see who were the people who shot Mahatma Gandhi.'

With this, he further said 'The first journalist who was martyred for India's independence was Mohammad Maulvi Bakar, he was murdered by the British. Umar Subhani gave a blank check to Bapu. Allah Baksh, who organized the Azad Conference in Delhi, abolished the two-nation theory. His government was removed and Savarkar's Mahasabha and Jinnah's Muslim League formed the government.' Apart from this, Owaisi gave a challenge and said- 'I challenge you to face me for 10 minutes, you will run away. Godse has not made the basis for independence, all freedom fighters have made it. To those who are asking Muslims to show loyalty, I will tell them, those who are bald will wear the best cap in the world. Then ask others to wear it. If you are proud to be an Indian then you should also be proud of your past.'

Apart from this, he said- 'People who told our Prime Minister have told the RSS as our foundation. I ask them if is it not true that in 1950 the RSS was against the Indian Constitution. If anyone is insulted the most in India, it is a 'Muslim'. If anyone in India is most vulnerable, it is a Muslim. If anyone is neglected the most in India, it is a Muslim.

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