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Asaduddin Owaisi backs Kamal Hassan's Hindu terrorist remark; supports KCR's Federal Front

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on Tuesday backed Hassan "first Hindu terrorist" remarks and said the person who shot dead the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, should indeed be called a terrorist.

"The person who had killed should be called a terrorist. What else should we call such a person who killed Bapu," Owaisi told reporters here.

Owaisi was referring to Haasan's statement on Monday where he called Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, as the first Hindu terrorist in independent His statement sparked controversy and drew criticism from leaders and Hindu outfits. The had approached the seeking action against the for violating the Model Code of Conduct.

"Those who forget the assassination of the father of the nation do not love him. All those who were involved in the killing of were terrorists. The enquiry was conducted under and those who were found guilty of killing were terrorists" added Owaisi.

The also said that and Telangana K Chandrashekhar Rao was on the right path in his efforts to form a non BJP, non-congress Federal Front. "It is a right move by KCR. This is KCR's reply to all those who have questioned his secular credentials."

"KCR met Pinarayi Vijayan, MK and H D Kumaraswamy to clear the air on the issue," Owaisi added.

On being asked about Narendra Modi's statement that former used INS Virat for a family vacation, Owaisi said, "Even film star who is a Canadian citizen went on a vacation on the Navy's ship."

On the granting bail to functionary Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested on May 10 for allegedly posting a morphed picture of on Facebook, the said, "When the apex court has granted her bail after accepting her apology then the matter is over."

"There have been instances in the past where people have been arrested for posting against political leaders, and one such example is an arrest of a person who posted against Bal Thackeray," he added.

Asked about gangrape of a widow who was sold for Rs 10,000 by her parents, and who later set herself on fire after police allegedly refused to file a complaint, Owaisi said, "The law and order situation is crippling in UP. Where is the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao slogan? Why is not responding on the issue of this heinous crime."

"chief minister should meet the victim as soon as possible," he added.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 16:20 IST