Asaduddin Owaisi, leader of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or AIMIM has said that the government should punish anyone who calls an Indian Muslim, Pakistani. Owaisi, who was present in the House, said that he is certain that no such step will be taken against the people, even if he thinks that its necessary that such remarks should come with a three year term in Jail. He went on to say that the motion to ban triple talaq is “Anti women”. He has been on the offense about the matter of Triple Talaq ban from the beginning, stating that it is just another excuse for the government to throw Muslim men in Jail.
Furthermore, he has stated that the introduction of the law that bans the practice isn’t going to change anything, and gave examples of how, crimes against Dowry and violence against women are not treated with enough justice, so why do the government think that this new law is going to change things.
The comment made by Owaisi could also have been related to the incident in 2016, when he was told to go back to Pakistan by the Shiv Sena Party, because he had refused to speak “Bharat mata ki jai”. Owaisi, however, had said that he would never speak the slogan because it wasn’t made mandatory by the constitution of India, even if he was threatned with murder.