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Muslims worse off after 1947, says Asaduddin Owaisi

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Lucknow: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday challenged other political parties to a debate on the condition of Muslims in the country and the allegations levelled against him.

Addressing party workers here, he claimed that since Independence, the condition of Muslims in the country has gone from bad to worse and none of the other political parties, including the Congress, has ever bothered to address the issue.

“SP, BSP, Congress and BJP leaders call me communal and accuse me of giving inflammatory speeches. Do flowers shower from the statements of these leaders?” he asked.

“I challenge all other parties to a debate on the condition of Muslims in the country and the allegations levelled against me,” Mr Owaisi said.

He said that the contribution of Muslims in India’s freedom struggle and that maulanas had issued fatwas against the British were “not mentioned” anywhere by historians.

–PTI

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