Can Akbar kill all Hindus if police is withdrawn: HC

published on January 10, 2013

Hyderabad, Jan 9: The Andhra Pradesh high court has taken a serious note of the communally volatile speech of the MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi and seriously reprimanded him for challenging the country.

“Can Akbaruddin kill all the Hindus If police is withdrawn for half-an-an hour? Shall we give directions to withdraw police?” the court questioned counsel of Akbaruddin. The court also asked the lawyer of the MLA if he wants the court to give such orders.

Justice L Narasimha Reddy said while Akbar wanted police to be withdrawn for fifteen minutes, the court would issue orders for the police to be withdrawn for half-an-hour. “Can he kill all the Hindus”, the learned judge questioned.

The judge however said that he was happy that while “One Rama (Ramachandra Raju) filed petition on behalf of Akbaruddin, another Rama (BV Sitarama Murty) was arguing it. The bench comprising Justice Narasimha Reddy and Justice Sanjay Kumar said Akbaruddin’s statement appeared as if every Muslim should kill some Hindus. “Is this the respect he gives to the nation?” the bench questioned.

Justice Narasimha Reddy said that in a function he had participated, a Muslim girl won the first prize in reciting the poems of Vemana. When they presented the picture of Lord Srirama to the girl, not only she, but her family members had gladly accepted the prize. Having born in a country with this kind of communal harmony, how could he make such comments?” the judge questioned.

The court expressed anger at Akbar by questioning him if this was what he gave back to the country in which he was elected a public representative. It also questioned the propriety of a person coming from a family with long history of being people’s representatives making such comments and challenging the nation with emotional speeches. The court stated that secularism was part of the Indian polity.

Reminding that his father was an MP, brother sitting MP and he himself was a legislator, the court questioned how he could make such remarks being in such a responsible position.

The court’s division bench has also dismissed Akbar’s plea in his quash petition to issue orders that no further cases be filed against him. The high court told the lawyer of the MLA that the right of the people to seek justice cannot be restrained.

Akbar’s lawyers had objected to cases being filed in different police station on a single allegation.

Admitting the petition, the court issued notices to the respondents.

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