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Asaduddin Owaisi Biography



Asaduddin Owaisi Factsheet

Full Name Asaduddin Owaisi
Political PartyAll India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen
ConstituencyHyderabad, Telangana
Date of Birth13 May, 1969
Place of Birth Hyderabad, Telangana (erstwhile Andhra Pradesh)
Father's NameSultan Salahuddin Owaisi
Mother's NameNajamunnisa
Religion Islam
EducationBachelor of Arts from Osmania University, L.L.B from London and Barrister-at-Law (Lincolns Inn), England
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse's NameFarheen Owaisi
Children4 daughters
Profession before joining politicsAdvocate
Asaduddin Owaisi

Important positions held by Asaduddin Owaisi

  • 1994-2003: Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly representing Charminar assembly constituency
  • 2004- till date: Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) representing Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency
  • 2004-2006: Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme; Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment
  • 2006-2007: Member, Standing Committee on Defence
  • 2009-2014: Member, Committee on Defence; Member, Committee on Ethics

Controversies

  • Owaisi was booked for charges of manhandling the Medak district collector in 2005.
  • He was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days in 2013 over a case related to the MIM's protest against mosque demolition for a road-widening project.
  • In 2009, the Election Commission of India registered a case against Owaisi for chasing and beating up a polling agent of Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
  • In 2013, he was detained for organising a rally without taking permission and carrying a gun without license.
  • In 2014, Owaisi reportedly delivered a hate speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi while seeking the Muslim community's support.
  • In 2016, while addressing a public rally in Maharashtra, Owaisi said that he would never say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' (Hail mother India) in response to RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat's comment that the new generation should be taught to chant that slogan to express their love for their country.
Last Updated on 24 October, 2017.



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