Hyderabad tense: Owaisi threatens VHP, MIM attacks Media

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Akbaruddin and Asaduddin Owaisi
Hyderabad, Jan 9: President of All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), Asaduddin Owaisi, threatened Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal workers for attacking his residence in New Delhi in connection with the controversies over his brother and party MLA Akbaruddin's alleged hate speech.

Protesting against Akbaruddin's statement against a particular religious group, VHP and Bajrang Dal workers on Tuesday, Jan 8 attacked the Lok Sabha MP's house at Ashoka Road near India Gate in the national capital and also damaged the party board.

The protesters hurled stones at Asaduddin's house and smashed window panes and also asserted that they will continue such attacks in the future. Reacting against the protest and attack in Delhi, Asaduddin on Wednesday challenged VHP and other party workers to attack his house during his presence.

Meanwhile, situation in Hyderabad and surroundings worsened following Akbaruddin's arrest. Several vehicles, including those belonging to police and several media organisations (OB Vans), were damaged by MIM workers in Adilabad on Tuesday.

The MIM MLA, who was arrested on charges of not cooperating with the police on the hate speech case levelled against him, has been taken to 14 days judicial custody. According to sources, the MIM man was arrested as police were not convinced by his explanation that he went to London to get medical treatment.

In order to prevent clashes, Hyderabad police beefed up security in the city. However, ahead of Akbaruddin's arrest, his supporters created ruckus in front of Gandhi Hospital where he was taken for medical tests. Two FIRs were registered suo motu against Owaisi at Adilabad and Nizamabad districts while a third case was filed by the Osmania University police after he allegedly delivered hate speech against a particular community last month. He has been booked under Sections 153A, 295A and 121 of the IPC.

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