Followers of Godse might kill me for J&K stand: Asaduddin Owaisi

HYDERABAD: Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi said on Wednesday that he feared being killed by “Godse ke bacche (followers of Nathuram Godse)” for opposing the nullification of Article 370 that ended J&K’s special status.

“I believe that someday someone will shoot me, I believe it. Godse ke bacche (followers) can kill me,” the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief said. “We still have Godse ki aulad (followers) in our country. When they could kill Mahatma Gandhi, what’s the big deal about Owaisi?”

He made the remark when a reporter asked him if he was helping Pakistan with his stand on Article 370 of the Constitution. Owaisi wondered if an emergency had been imposed in J&K in the guise of a lockdown. “Shops are closed but you did not speak about that. Why don’t you make telephones operational? Has emergency been imposed there?” he asked.

Reacting to Owaisi’s comment, Telangana BJP president K Laxman said, “Only he can tell you why he is making such statements. No one in the country supports Godse, or killing of Gandhi.” He reminded that PM Narendra Modi had strongly criticised BJP MP Pragya Thakur’s statements on Godse.

Source: Times of India