A police complaint was lodged against AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for his comments on Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. The case has been filed in Bhopal’s Jahangirabad police station alleging he gave an inciting speech and spoke out against the top court’s decision.
Owaisi has been charged with sedition and inciting communal sentiments in the FIR. The plaintiff quoted parts of Owaisi’s speech in the letter of the complaint. It was claimed to be aimed at inflaming religious sentiments of a particular community.
On November 9, a five-judge Constitutional bench ruled its decision in favour of deity Ram Lalla directing the Centre to form a trust within three months which will oversee the construction of the Temple.
Following, Owaisi said the top court is “not infallible” and endorses the view of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s (AIMPLB’s) which said it is “not satisfied” with the verdict.
“Those who demolished the Babri Masjid in December 1992… the Supreme Court today is telling the same people to form a trust and start temple construction,” the AIMIM chief added.
He said Muslims were fighting for legal right and not “begging for 5-acre of land”.
“We have full faith in the Constitution. We were fighting for our legal right; we don’t need five-acre land as donation. We should reject this five-acre land offer, don’t patronise us,”
“If I beg on the roads of Hyderabad, I will collect enough money to build a mosque in UP”.
“..The Supreme Court is supreme but not infallible. Do I not have the right to express dissatisfaction with a judgement? Just as AIMPLB said it is not happy. We cannot do a trade-in with a mosque site; it’s not personal property,” he further said.