22 October, 2020

‘Arre, The Last I Checked, India Was A Democracy’

The Hyderabad MP and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader is in the eye of a storm again.

Mohammed Khader
‘Arre, The Last I Checked, India Was A Democracy’
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Hyderabad MP and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi is in the eye of a storm again. This time he has taken the Sangh parivar’s ghar wapasi campaign head-on by saying every person is born Muslim, it is his parents who convert him to other religions. Quoting the Prophet while addressing a public rally in Hyderabad on Milad-un-Nabi, Owaisi tore into the RSS saying that Islam was against forceful conversions. In an interview to Madhavi Tata, the 45-year-old says he has been raising the issue of conversions both in and outside Parliament and not just at the rally. The politician, who is now being seen as the other extreme of the Sangh parivar-kind of politics, insists he firmly believes in religious pluralism and feels that RSS stalwarts would do well to pick up a copy of the Constitution. Excerpts:

Were your statements on ghar wapasi and every person being born Muslim aimed at polarising Muslims just as the VHP-RSS’s strategy might be to polarise Hindus on the other...

unsub

THIS ARTICLE IS PRICELESS...

To read this piece, and more such stories in India's most exciting and exacting magazine, plus get access to our 25-year archives goldmine, please subscribe.


More from Madhavi Tata


Latest Magazine

October 26, 2020
content

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section