Amid the controversy triggered by Shiv Sena over the demand ban on burqa across the country, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi slammed the BJP ally over the article in its mouthpiece Saamana.
Addressing a press briefing in the matter, Asaduddin Owaisi lashed out at Shiv Sena over the demand for burqa ban, calling a ridiculous (bakwas) demand, adding that 'choice' is now a fundamental right in the Indian Constitution.
"We are giving lessons to Popat master, who have gone to Modi ji. They must read the judgement of privacy of the Supreme Court. The SC has scrapped Section 377 and they should read that judgement. If they would have read the judgement, then they would have known that choice is now a fundamental right in our Constitution. You can wear jeans, mask, burqa, veil, or wear none of these - this has to be understood. Because Shiv Sena took a U-turn and joined hands with Modi. Now, they have nothing to hide politically, so they are talking ridiculous (bakwas).
The AIMIM chief went on to request the Election Commission to take notice of the article in Shiv Sena's editorial, claiming that it is a violation of model code of conduct.
"I don't have to say anything about other countries because Indian Constitution is a law that the Shiv Sena popat cannot understand. Furthermore, I will request the Election Commission to take notice of the article since it is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct, since it is spreading hatred against the Muslim community. Moreover, comes under paid news. You cannot impose your Hindutva on everyone. They (Shiv Sena( is indulging in dog-whistle politics," Owaisi added.
Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban burqa across the country, extending support to the decision taken by Sri Lankan government to ban all face coverings in the island nation in the aftermath of the serial blasts that killed over 250 people.
In an article in its mouthpiece Saamna on Wednesday, the Shiv Sena asserted its ally to BJP-led government to follow the footsteps of Sri Lanka and ban the burqa in India. Shiv Sena has asked PM Modi that if Sri Lanka, which is the country of Raavan, can ban burqa, then why can't India, which is the country of Lord Ram, implement the same in the country.