UP Police book Asaduddin Owaisi for ‘provocative speech’
The All India Majlis-e-Itthehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi, has been booked for allegedly trying to spoil communal harmony through a ‘provocative speech’ in Barabanki district.
Owaisi alleged in his speech that the administration had earlier this year “martyred” a century-old mosque.
He also used indecent language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the police said.
SP Barabanki, Yamuna Prasad, said that Owaisi was booked on Thursday night under Indian Penal Code Sections 153a, 188, 169 and 170 along with relevant sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act for violating Covid protocol and the conditions laid down for the meeting.
Earlier on Thursday, while addressing a public meeting in Barabanki, Owaisi referred to the mosque in Ramsanehi Ghat which was demolished in May by the administration.