All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi has claimed that 11 persons from different parts of the country had reached the city to kill him.
Addressing a public meeting on Friday evening in the Old City, the AIMIM leader said that he has come to know that 11 persons from Karnataka, Allahabad, Banaras and other places have come to the city to attack and kill him.
“I am ready to die. I am ready to take the bullet on my chest and not on my back. Let me tell you, in the Hyderabad, there is no dearth of Akbaruddin Owaisis. If you kill me, in every lane there will be an Akbaruddin Owaisi born,” he said.
Owaisi said that the some persons were also threatening to kill him. “Strangers are calling me over the phone and sending emails saying they will kill me. I want to tell them, I have already been attacked and shot at by some persons before. Do you think your bullets will kill me?” he asked.
He recalled that a few “assailants” had come from Bengaluru too to attack and kill him. “They had tailed me. Two of them were killed and another one was caught by the police who told that they had come to kill me,” Owaisi said.
“I don’t want high security. The only aim of my life is now all the security personnel entrusted with the task of protecting me are withdrawn and I can move around in my vehicle,” he said.
A senior police official of the city police said adequate security was provided to the legislator following an attack on him previously in Chandrayangutta. “The security is revamped depending upon the intelligence inputs and other factors,” he said.
A video of AIMIM chief and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi making a communally inciteful 'Muslim-Mukt Bharat' remark against the BJP at a Hyderabad rally has surfaced.
In the video, recorded on Wednesday night, Owaisi is issuing a characteristically fiery speech, where he accuses the BJP of attempting to make India devoid of Muslims and minorities.
"You (BJP) don't want India to be free of Majlis (how Owaisi refers to his AIMIM party). In fact, you want India to be free of Muslims," Owaisi begins. He continues, "You don't want India to be free of Congress but you want to do alienation of the Muslims. But the Muslim minorities have the right to stay here according to the Indian Constitution."