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Asaduddin Owaisi declines Z Plus security

I don't want Z category security, as I don't want to lead a life in suffocation, Owaisi said in the Lok Sabha

Friday February 4, 2022 7:54 PM, IANS

Asad Owaisi

[Akbaruddin Owaisi, AIMIM MLA in Telangana and Asaduddin Owaisi's younger brother, reached Delhi soon after the firing incident Thursday.]

New Delhi: Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday rejected the Z category security provided to him earlier in the day, a day after shots were fired at his car when he was returning to the national capital after campaigning for the UP Assembly polls in Meerut.

According to the police, two youth have been arrested for their involvement in the firing incident that took place in Kithoudh area in Meerut on Thursday.

"I don't want Z category security, as I don't want to lead a life in suffocation as I always want to be with the poor and deprived people of this country and my constituency", Owaisi said the Lok Sabha on Friday.

"I urge the government to work for deradicalising such youth who opened fire on my vehicle on Thursday," he added.


Earlier during the Question Hour, Owaisi first thanked Speaker Om Birla for showing concern over Friday's firing incident and for directing the concerned officials to ensure the safety of a sitting member of the Parliament.

However, Owaisi later declined to accept the Z category security cover ordered by the government for his personal security.

"Who are these youths who have more belief in bullet than ballot? The government should first enquire how did they become so radicalised", Owaisi said.

"I don't want any security cover from the government. As I had said in 2015, the Home Ministry should form a committee comprising members from all religions to ensure that our youth don't get radicalised. Through you (the Speaker), I want to tell the government that I don't want Z category security cover," he added..

After Owaisi's speech, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal informed the House that the Uttar Pradesh government has taken cognizance of the matter and swung into action.

"Two of the accused have already been arrested by the UP police, and the arms used have also been confiscated", Goyal said.


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