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Another hate speech case against Akbaruddin Owaisi

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 22:41

Hyderabad: Another case related to alleged hate speech has been filed against the jailed MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi, this time in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, following a court directive.

Atmakur police in Kurnool district yesterday registered a case against the MIM leader under sections 121 (waging war against the government of India), 153A (promoting enmity) and other relevant sections of Indian Penal Code.

Balram Naik, a lawyer, had approached the court for filing of a criminal case against the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA on the basis of a video, available on the internet, of "inflammatory" speeches by Owaisi against a community.

After his provocative speeches created a controversy, Akbaruddin has so far been booked by Nirmal police in Adilabad district, Nizamabad II Town police and Osmania University police in Hyderabad, among others.

Akbaruddin, MIM`s floor leader in state Assembly, was arrested by Nirmal police on January 8.


First Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 22:41
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