Patna: The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday launched a scathing attack on AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for his decision to provide legal aid to five ISIS suspects arrested by the NIA from Hyderabad and demanded his arrest besides the cancellation of membership as a parliamentarian.
"There is uniform civil code in many states..so does that make those states Hindu or Catholic? But it definitely creates the Islamic states. Owaisi is the greatest anti-national. He said he will provide legal aid to the people associated with the ISIS. Such kind of persons should be put behind the bars and their Parliament membership must be cancelled," JD (U) leader Ajay Alok told ANI.
The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief had on Friday announced that his party would provide legal aid to five IS suspects arrested from Hyderabad earlier this week.
Backing his party`s decision, Owaisi said that the legal system would have anyways offered legal help to the accused and urged the media not to blow the issue out of proportion and be a hindrance in the legal process.
According to reports, Owaisi had earlier decided to support the accused after the family members of the five youth met him and claimed that they are innocent.