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Asaduddin Owaisi
اسَدُالدّین ِاُویسِی
Asaduddin Owaisi (24 December 2006).jpg
Asaduddin Owaisi – President of AIMIM
Member of the India Parliament
for Hyderabad
Assumed office
13 May 2004
Preceded by Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi
Majority 2,02,454 (21.14%) (2014)
Personal details
Born (1969-05-13) 13 May 1969 (age 46)[1]
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
Political party All India Majlis-e Ittihad al-Muslimin.[1]
Spouse(s) Farheen Owaisi (1996–present)
Relations Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi (father)
Akbaruddin Owaisi (brother)
Burhanuddin Owaisi (brother)
Children 4[1][2]
Residence 36–149, Hyderguda, Hyderabad-500 029
34, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110 001.[1]
Alma mater Hyderabad Public School
BA (Osmania University)
LL.B (London)
Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn)
Profession Politician
Religion Islam

Asaduddin Owaisi (born 13 May 1969) is an Indian politician,[3] who is the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.[4][5][6] He is a three-time Member of Parliament (MP),[7][8] representing the Hyderabad constituency in Lok Sabha,[9][10] the Lower House of the Indian Parliament.[11] He was honoured with Sansad Ratna Award for overall best performance in 15th Lok Sabha in 2014.[12][13]

Early life

Asaduddin Owaisi was born in Hyderabad, Telangana (former undivided Andhra Pradesh). His father Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi was also a politician from Hyderabad,[14] for six consecutive terms. His mother's name is Najamunnisa. Owaisi studied at the Hyderabad Public School and the St. Mary's Junior College, Hyderabad. He graduated as a Bachelor of Arts from the Nizam College, Osmania University. He later went to London, where he studied L.L.B, and Barrister-at-Law (Lincolns Inn), England.[1] He is often referred as Naqeeb-e-Millat ("Leader of the community") by his supporters.[citation needed] He has two younger brothers, Akbaruddin Owaisi and Burhanuddin Owaisi.[15] Akbar is the member of the Telangana Legislative Assembly from the Chandrayangutta Assembly constituency, while Burhanuddin is the editor of the local Urdu daily "Etemad".[16]

Political career

Owaisi was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in 1994 and 1999. Subsequently, he was elected as an MP in 2004 and 2009. In response to the 2012 Assam violence, he warned that a lack of proper rehabilitation of the Muslim victims may lead to radicalization of the Muslim youth in India.[17] On 20 January 2013, he was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days in a 2005 case, and later shifted to Sangareddy jail. The case related to an MIM protest against the demolition of a mosque for a road-widening project in Medak district, on 16 April 2005 where Police booked him under various charges including criminal intimidation, rioting and promoting enmity between religious groups.[18] Owaisi was given the 2014 Sansad Ratna Award for his distinguished performance in the 15th Lok Sabha.[19][20]
Owaisi has been in controversies and news due to his politics primarily centered around Muslims.[21][22][23][24] In 2009, a case was registered against Owaisi on the order of Election Commission of India for chasing and beating up Syed Saleemuddin, a polling agent of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the Maghalpura area.[25][26] He and his brother had also been jailed for threatening the district collector of Medak district in 2005 for a road widening issue.[27] In March 2013, he was detained for organising rally without permission and carrying gun without license in Bidar,Karnataka.[28] Currently, Owaisi has four cases against him which were taken cognisance of by various courts of law between 2001 and 2011. While charges in three cases have not been framed, charges in a fourth case with IX JMSC in Naded, Maharashtra have been framed.[29]
In June 2014, Owaissi is said to have delivered hate speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Muslim community's support to his party.[30][31]

Owaisi is a big proponent of the abolition of Haj subsidy and utilizing the money for the education of Muslim women instead.[32]

Owaisi has become a prominent Muslim voice in the Parliament, across social media and on prime time television. His attempt throughout the year has been to portray himself as a liberal Muslim face.

Owaisi was listed 4th among The Famous Five who Rocked Indian Politics in 2015 [33]

Political views

Demanding action against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Hafiz Saeed for killing innocents, Owaisi said the enemies of the country are enemies of Muslims. He said MIM has political differences with the Bharatiya Janata Party[34] but supports any action against the enemies of the country and has made this stand in Parliament of India.[35] Owaisi supports reservation for backward Muslims in government jobs and education institutes. He also maintains stand that he is against Hindutva ideology but not against Hindus.[36]

Posts held

# From To Position
01 1994 1999 MLA, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
02 1999 2003 MLA, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
03 2004 2009 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
04 2004 2006 Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
05 2004 2006 Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment
06 2006 2007 Member, Standing Committee on Defence
07 2009 2014 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
08 2009 2014 Member, Committee on Defence
09 2009 2014 Member, Committee on Ethics
10 2009 2014 Leader, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen, Parliamentary Party
11 2014 current Elected to 16th Lok Sabha [37]

Personal life

Owaisi was married to Farheen Owaisi on 11 December 1996.[38][39] He has 5 daughters and 1 son.[29]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e "Lok Sabha profile". Lok Sabha website. Retrieved Aug 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lok Sabha". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "MIM must grow beyond Owaisis". 
  4. ^ "Why Owaisi is BJP's biggest ally and a cat among 'secular' pigeons". 
  5. ^ "Owaisi views on Kalam,circa 2002". 
  6. ^ "AIMIM need to work to remove Muslim only party image: Asaduddin Owaisi". 
  7. ^ "The new star in Muslim politics". 
  8. ^ "Why a rising star of Muslim politics in India stirs hope and fear". 
  9. ^ "What is the Muslim alternative being offered by Owaisi's MIM?". 
  10. ^ "Five Vote-splitters of Bihar". 
  11. ^ "Why Owaisi is BJP’s biggest ally and a cat among ‘secular’ pigeons". 
  12. ^ "Heroes of 15th Lok Sabha to be honoured at Chennai on 22nd February 2014 at Chennai Press Club". Sansad Ratna Official website. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Asaduddin Owaisi bags Sansad Award 2014". 24 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Asad turns his Maharashtra dreams into a reality". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "The Hindu : Another Owaisi set to enter politics?". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "Owaisi brothers eyeing Muslims beyond Andhra Pradesh for their political gain : The Big Story - India Today". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Be Ready for a Third Wave of Radicalization Among Muslim Youth". Outlook India. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  18. ^ MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi Placed in Judicial Custody for 2005 Medak Abuse Case. International Business Times (21 January 2013)
  19. ^ "Asad Owaisi is ‘Sansad Ratna’". Shajiullah Firasat. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  20. ^ "Heroes of 15th Lok Sabha to be honoured at Chennai on 22 February 2014 at Chennai Press Club". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "Jinnah of Modern India". IndianExpress. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  22. ^ "Keen to expand his national footprint, Owaisi says he's not an RSS agent". 
  23. ^ "An Enemy Of Muslims (And Hindus)". 
  24. ^ "Need Gandhi, Not Jinnah". 
  25. ^ "Poll panel for stern action against Owaisi". IBNLive. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  26. ^ "Rioting case filed against MIM leader Owaisi". IBNLive. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  27. ^ "2005 protest case: Asaduddin Owaisi remanded to judicial custody, hearing on bail plea on Tuesday". IBNLive. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  28. ^ "Karnataka: Asaduddin Owaisi detained for organising rally without permission, carrying gun without license". IBNLive. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  29. ^ a b [1] Archived 7 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  30. ^ Aswathy Gopala Krishnan (June 5, 2014). "Hate speech against Modi: Asaduddin Owaisi's video goes viral". 
  31. ^ "Will do everything to prevent Narendra Modi from becoming PM: Assaduddin Owaisi". dna. 15 April 2014. 
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  34. ^ "Why Owaisi has suddenly become an attractive option for some". 
  35. ^ "Embracing Islam will be real home coming: Asaduddin Owaisi". India Today. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  36. ^ "AIMIM chief Owaisi demands quota for backward Muslims in Maharashtra". Indian Express. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015. Last line in the News talks about his views on Hindutva 
  37. ^ [2] Archived 20 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  38. ^ "B’day Special: Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM chief who is contesting from Hyderabad LS seat". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  39. ^ "Deconstructing the hate politics of Owaisi brothers". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 

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Preceded by
Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi
Member of Parliament from Hyderabad
2004 – present
Preceded by
Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi
President of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen