The Hyderabad MP and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), Asaduddin Owaisi had been arrested yesterday (January 21) and today his brother and party MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi's remand period ends. The duo were taken into custody for their different 'hate' speeches made, which could trigger tensions between communities.
Akbaruddin's lodged at the Adilabad district jail, would be taken to the Nirmal court for further proceedings. The MLA's judicial remand period is coming to an end today and he would be produced in court. What will happen in this regards would dawn on us, during the course of the day.
In the mean time the MIM party called for a bandh in Hyderabad, Karimnagar and Sanga Reddy District, protesting against the arrests. Security forces had been beefed up in sensitive areas.
Akabruddin was arrested for his earlier speech at 'Jalsa' at the Nirmal town which raised national ire. Many renowned activists found fault with the Chandrayangutta MLA's speech. On the other hand, Asaduddin surrendered in a 2005 case. After seven years of issuing a NBW, the leader for reasons best known to him surrendered at a Sangareddy court in Medak district. (Wishesh AarKay)