Akbaruddin Owaisi rakes up Telangana Encounters in Budget session

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The AIMIM leader also raised questions on the recent riots that took place in Northeast Delhi

Akbaruddin Owaisi (PTI)

Hyderabad: AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi raised questions about the Telangana Encounter issues during the Telangana budget session today.  "In encounters, the state government had ordered an inquiry. But where is the inquiry and what is its status?" he asked.

The four men, who were accused of gang raping and killing a veterinarian in Telangana's Shamshabad on November 27 before they allegedly burnt her body, were shot dead by Hyderabad Police in December last year.

CM Rao, while replying to Owaisi, said that the state government will hold a separate session in Assembly.

"The state government will conduct a separate session (for that). It is a very important issue. We will talk on it for three hours where all the parties will have ample time to express the views," he said.

Owaisi also brought attention to the controversy around Citizenship Amendment Bill and the riots that took place in Northeast Delhi recently.

"I am standing here to save the Constitution,” said Owaisi adding “This country does not run on anyone's ideology. People are told 'Goli Maro Inko'. This country is being discriminated against by provocative speeches and violence. This is about Delhi violence, in which many innocent people have lost their lives and property."

He opined that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) are not just issues of Muslims. He also said that demonetization and Goods and Services Tax (GST) have destroyed the economy.

"All the secular forces must come together to defeat this (kind of) ideology and thoughts. Our country's biggest problem is unemployment. Our state is (also) facing this problem," he said.

In a veiled attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government, Owaisi said: "The rulers are not concerned about falling GDP or economy. But they are more concerned about CAA. CAA, NPR, and NRC are not an issue (specific) to Muslims but to the whole country. (Yet), in the Governor's address, there was no mention of CAA, NPR or NRC."

The AIMIM leader congratulated Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament.

"We do not oppose the immigrants from Pakistan. You can give citizenship to all the Hindus in the whole world, we have no problem. We think CAA, NPR and NRC are serious issues," Owaisi said.

"The country is diverted from the major issues. My party opposed demonetization and GST. We have made our point through the planning commission.

Demonetisation and GST have destroyed the state of the economy," he said.

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