New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday demanded that the government bring in a law to punish any person who calls an Indian Muslim “a Pakistani”.
Speaking in Parliament, Owaisi demanded that the person held ‘guilty’ of such an offence be punished with a three-year jail term.
“Bring a law that if any Muslim is called Pakistani, the person will face three-year jail term,” he said, but added that the BJP-led government will not bring such a bill.
Owaisi said Muslims living in India had rejected Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s two-nation theory, but were still made to feel like outsiders.
The AIMIM leader, who was taking part in the debate in the Lok Sabha on the motion of thanks to the President’s Address, also said the triple talaq bill was “anti-women.”
(With IANS inputs)