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Owaisi defends his statement of providing legal aid to arrested terror suspects

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New Delhi - Asaduddin Owaisi, president of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen at the Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday, 19 February 2014. (photo by ARIJIT SEN . DNA)

There has been a strong backlash when on Monday, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said he would provide legal aid to the five Hyderabad youngsters who were arrested and charged with alleged involvement with Islamic State terror module.

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The lawyer that he originally is, Asaduddin Owaise raised all logical questions in defense of his statement. He called legal aid a fundamental right and that Indian government has been providing the same to everyone.

“If we as a nation can provide lawyer to a Pakistani dreaded terrorist, Ajmal Kadab, why not these Indian citizens who have been definitely charged, but it’s now for NIA to prove beyond reasonable doubt their involvement. I don’t know why they are so much in pain when I am talking about fundamental rights,” Owaisi said. “Why isn’t the same argument being used for the lawyers who are representing Aseemanand (Mecca Masjid blast case), Pragya Thakur (Malegaon blast case)? Are you trying to say that those lawyers (representing Aseemanand and Pragya) are nationalists? And what I am doing it anti-national?” he further asked.

 

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