AIMIM's Lucknow rally cancelled as UP govt denies permission to Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's proposed public rally in the state capital was cancelled after the city administration denied permission required for it.

Updated: Mar 17, 2016, 09:51 AM IST
AIMIM's Lucknow rally cancelled as UP govt denies permission to Asaduddin Owaisi

Lucknow: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's proposed public rally in the state capital was cancelled  after the city administration denied permission required for it.

Owaisi had been denied permission by the state government to hold public meetings as many as six times since February 2014.

The AIMIM has already made its intention clear on contesting next year’s assembly elections in UP.

The party hopes to ride piggyback on its perceived base among Muslims and Dalit voters.

Its foray in Bihar’s electoral politics, last year, however, had backfired spectacularly with the Muslim party failing to win a single assembly seat.

Owaisi is currently under fire for refusing to chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' come what may, claiming that it is matter of personal choice and no one can be forced to do so.

A local court had yesterday directed the Neredmet police to register a case against the Hyderabad MP.

The case is to be registered for allegedly hurting sentiments of Indians by saying "he will not chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' even if a knife is put to his throat".

A private complaint was filed in the Hyderabad court on Wednesday seeking direction to police to register a case against Owaisi over his speech.