The chief of AIMIM Party and Member of Parliament from Hyderabad, Asaduddin Owaisi became a victim of vandalism at his place of residence. The incident happened a day before yesterday (Thursday, 23rd September) in Owaisi’s Delhi residence. The MP has written a letter to Speaker Om Birla over the same and has alleged that the unfortunate incident is a contempt of the House and an attack on the independence and majesty of Parliament itself.
In his letter, Owaisi has also sought ‘improved security’ and reference of the matter to the Committee of Privileges for a comprehensive investigation. Mentioning that this wasn’t the first act of vandalism against his residence, he has been quoted as saying that “Despite previous attacks, the attitude of the law enforcement agencies has been half-hearted, to say the least”.
According to Owaisi, the criminals had threatened to kill him and assaulted his caretaker staff, Raju Lal. Allegedly the accused men belong to the ‘Hindu Sena’ and they damaged the doors and windows of the house, broke the nameplate and were armed with axes as well. They called the parliamentarian a “jihadi” and religious hatred has been evidently the cause of the crime. The police have stated that five men were arrested from the scene. The chief of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has also in a statement questioned why people feel the need to vandalise when can protest and no one will stop them. It has also been remarked by him that only the government can put a full stop on this radicalization.