Fact Check: Did Akbaruddin plead for help after Shah became HM?

Hyderabad: Did Akbaruddin Owaisi plead for help from Allah (SWT) after Amit Shah became Union Home Minister? This question crop up after a social media post went viral.

In the post, two videos were shared and a claim was made that Owaisi is pleading for help after Shah became Union Home Minister.

The first video is of 2013 in which he can be seen making controversial remarks against a particular community whereas, in the second video, he was seen pleading to Allah (SWT) to protect Muslims of the country. It is being claimed the second video is of the event held after Shah took charge as Union Home Minister.

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India Today’s findings

However, India Today confirmed that the second video is of the Iftaar party which was hosted in 2014 much before Amit Shah became the Union Minister. This Iftaar party was hosted in a hotel in Mumbai Central.

Akbaruddin Owaisi dismisses claim

When the news channel contacted Owaisi to confirm about the video, the MLA said that both the videos are old and in the second one, he was praying before Iftaar in Mumbai.

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