A criminal complaint has been filed in a Bihar court against AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi and party leader Waris Pathan over the latter’s controversial remark made in Gulbarga recently. The complaint has been filed by advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha in the court of Muzaffarpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Mukesh Kumar.

The case has been posted for hearing on March 4.

In a speech on February 20 , the AIMIM leader and spokesperson had said that 15 crore people would outweigh the 100 crores, which had sparked a controversy.

Reacting to Waris speech, BJP chief spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao had taken to Twitter and said, “AIMIM [email protected] had the gall to threaten 150 crore Hindus – he will be certainly answered. His rabid hate speech and threat was unprovoked and unwarranted. Shows how poisonous & hateful communal party @aimim_national is.”

After his speech against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) went viral Waris had released a statement saying his speech was taken out of context.

The former MLA from Byculla said, “My statement made at the public meeting in Gulbarga five days ago was quoted out of context by media reports. I hereby wish to reiterate that I can never say anything intentionally or unintentionally that hurts the sentiments of any caste, community, or gender.”

On 20 February, the AIMIM leader, while addressing a rally in Gulbarga in the presence of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, had said, “We will have to get freedom and if we are not given this freedom easily, we will have to grab it. They are saying that we have sent our mothers and sisters to protest while we are hiding under blankets. But so far, only lionesses have come out and you are already sweating. Just imagine what will happen if we come together. Fifteen crores will overweigh 100 crores, keep this in mind.”

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