AIMIM Chief Owaisi slams Bhagwat over lynching remark

TIL Desk/National/Hyderabad/ All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi hit out at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat for his statement that mob lynching was a western concept and it should not be used to defame India.

Addressing the Vijayadashmi function of the RSS at Reshimbagh ground in Nagpur, Bhagwat said lynching is a “western construct” and should not be used in the Indian context to defame the country. He said the word ‘lynching’ does not originate from Indian ethos but comes from a separate religious text.

Reacting sharply to Bhagwat’s statement, Owaisi said Muslims, Dalits and even Hindus have been victims of incidents of mob lynching in the country. “Are these incidents not mob-lynching?” he asked. The Hyderabad MP said perpetrators of mob lynching were “sons” of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi.

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