22 October, 2020

The Man Who Spins Words In Sulphur

The rhetoric of rough talk is but another weapon to advance MIM’s opportunism

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The Man Who Spins Words In Sulphur
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History Lesson
This is not the first time that Akbaruddin Owaisi has had a brush with the law:

1994: Booked in Mahabubnagar for promoting enmity between groups
2005: Patancheru police book both Owaisis for preventing officials from razing a religious structure
2006: Case by Husaini Alam police  over anti-Islam cartoon protests
2007: Punjagutta police file case for threatening writer Taslima Nasreen
2011: Accused in the Ibrahim Bin Yousuf Yafai murder case in Barkas
2013: Charged with waging war against the state for hate speeches

WHEN he is not whipping up passions with incendiary speeches, 42-year-old MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi loves to meet up with schoolmates at Hotel Taj Krishna over a cup of tea. He isn’t quite the sort who plonks himself on a bench at an Irani cafe; he dons a sherwani only in...

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