Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader and Member Parliament from Hyderabad, Asaduddin Owaisi Wednesday took the issue of not informing Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s family before his hanging in Tihar jail on February 9 in the Parliament.
“When it comes to Afzal Guru, I do not want to comment on the sentence. What I would like to say to the government is that there is one politician from Haryana who is convicted and who can make telephone calls and address public meetings in Haryana, but you did not have the courtesy to at least allow Afzal Guru’s wife to speak to him before he was hanged,” Owaisi said while speaking in the discussion on motion of thanks on President’s address in the Parliament.
“What kind of humanism are you practicing here? What kind of message are you sending?” he asked.
Owaisi asked the government about the fate of Ranganath Mishra Commission. “Where have the recommendations gone? You are in the ninth year of your rule. You have to go to the public. The Muslims are not going to accept these announcements. They want to see some practical change and development. But unfortunately it is not there. It has not happened,” he said.
The Hyderabad MP said that terrorism was a new religion. “Terrorists are hurting us, killing us. They do not see whether I am a Hindu or a Muslim. But we want to politicize this. We want to cast aspersions on it. It is high time that the country got united,” he said.
He urged the government to control media which, according to him, after half an hour of every bomb blast knows what happened. “If that is the case, the media anchors should be made the Home Minister of the country. All these media anchors who sit on their thrones at nine in the night and pronounce judgments, know everything. Where is this information coming from?” he asked.