Asaduddin Owaisi advises Narendra Modi not to see Rohingyas as Muslims

Asaduddin Owaisi, the popular face of Muslims in India demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to let the Rohingya refugees to stay in the country like other refugees.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) supremo, who is also the Member of Parliament from the Hyderabad constituency, advised Narendra Modi not to see Rohingyas as Muslims but as normal refugees.

Asaduddin Owaisi said that if Tasmila Nasreen, the controversial Bangladeshi author could be allowed to stay in India then why cannot Rohigyas do the same.

The Muslim leader taunted the BJP by saying that if Taslima Nasreen, a known critic of Islam, can be the Prime Minister’s sister, why can’t the Rohingya Muslims become Modi’s brothers.

Asaduddin Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi. Photo courtesy of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.

The Indian government has been looking to send back thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar from India after intelligence agencies have warned that their leaders have close links with Pakistani terror outfits and hence are potential threat to national security.

During a public meeting in Chanchalguda on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Asaduddin Owaisi said that the BJP-led NDA government’s decision to deport Rohingya refugees was inhuman.

Asaduddin Owaisi questioned whether it was humanity to deport the Rohingyas who had lost everything while demanding to know under which law the BJP government could send them out of the country.

The Hyderabad MP told his audience that Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka were permitted to live in Tamil Nadu despite being accused of indulging in terror activities.

Asaduddin Owaisi has been stated in many media publication to have said: “Why where they not sent back to Sri Lanka? After the formation of Bangladesh, the Chakmas came to India, and got the status of refugees.”

Recently, the Indian government has been mulling to give citizenship to over one lakh Chakmas and Hajongs who had fled the then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1964-65, and had lived in India for more than 50 years.

Asaduddin Owaisi thundered that on one side India is seeking permanent membership in the UN Security Council and on the other side is not setting an example of being a superpower by looking to deport the helpless Rohingyas.

He wanted to know whether the central government can deport Muslims who have the Humar Rights Council’s permission to stay in India.

Asaduddin Owaisi said: “We hope that the Government of India gives shelter, an opportunity to live a respectful life and a future to their children, because the Constitution gives the Right to Equality and the Right to Life, not only to its Indian citizens, but to all refugees as well.”


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