23 January, 2021

The Man Who Spins Words In Sulphur

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

The Man Who Spins Words In Sulphur

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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