Threats to Asaduddin Owaisi were issued by extremists in Kashmir
After bullets were pumped into Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bhukari recently, MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has received threats from some social media accounts. Before you take a guess, these threats are not from right Hindu groups but reportedly from groups that had earlier threatened Bhukari.
Owaisi, despite his religion, is not a loved man by extremists in Kashmir as he has refused to accept the UN report on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir. He is facing extreme criticism for this by fringe groups in Kashmir.
The KCR government in Telangana and the Centre must take extra steps to protect Owaisi because if anything happens to him, god forbid, the so-far peaceful communal cauldron in Hyderabad will boil over. This is what the extreme fringe elements in Kashmir want.
The threats to Owaisi were issued on Twitter, according to Deccan Chronicle. Syed Abdul Kashaf, MIM social media head, said he had taken the issue to the notice of Twitter India, which had suspended the accounts.
The AIMIM on Monday had confirmed that Owaisi had received death threats over his criticism of a United Nations report, which sought to indict India over alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
The threats were made from twitter handles like @projectkashmir @im_ kashour @shoukatnanda @npOwernajeeb, @kashur govbalai. AIMIM has asked Twitter India to check if the accounts are fake or based in Rawalpindi, Sopore or Delhi.
The twitter account ‘@projectkashmir’ has several anti-Owaisi posts including the newspaper clippings and videos. Another twitter handle said, “Dear Asaduddin Owasi, good that you’ve shed your cloak of being a friend of Kashmir and Kashmiris. From now on, for us, you are no better than a Modi or a Shah.”
Hyderabad commissioner, Anjani Kumar said the police are taking all measures to ensure his safety.
Owaisi brushed off the threats saying that there has “never been a Muslim vote bank. It is a fact that there has never been a Muslim vote bank. The Muslims have always been deceived by saying you have a vote bank. Both parties (BJP and Congress) are now hankering for the Hindu vote bank.”