The Indian gubmint wants to be seen doing something:
Note that this Associated Press report does not contain what he actually said, which was that Muslims in India would need just 15 minutes without the police to show 100 crore Hindus who is more powerful and finish them off. A crore equals ten million, so 100 crore Hindus would be a billion. He was boasting that the Muslims could essentially wipe the Hindus from the face of the earth in fifteen minutes, if the police look the other way.
An update onÂ this story.
“Muslim lawmaker held for inflammatory speeches,” from theÂ Associated Press, January 9 (thanks to JW):
Indian police say they have arrested a Muslim lawmaker in a southern state for making inflammatory speeches against Hindus.Police officer A.B. Venkateshwar Rao says Akbaruddin Owaisi, was arrested on Tuesday in Hyderabad, capital of Andhra Pradesh state.
In speeches three weeks earlier he reportedly accused police of bias against Muslims, denigrated Hindu gods and said Muslims could teach the rest of the country a lesson.
Owaisi, the leader of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, or the Council of the Union of Muslims, left for London after his remarks and returned to India this week.
Police charged him with threatening the security of the nation and promoting enmity between Hindus and Muslims.