Owaisi said, “The woman had got married on her own. Legally she has the right to do so. So, her brother has no right to go and kill her husband. According to the law, (murder) is a crime and in Islam it is a bigger crime.”
Hyderabad: Condemning the murder of a Dalit man who married a Muslim woman, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said murder is the worst crime in Islam and his party does not support the killing of innocent people.
On May 4, a 25-year-old Dalit man identified as B Nagaraju, was stabbed to death by his wife Syed Sultana’s brother. The couple had tied the knot a few months back against the wish of her family, who had warned the woman of consequences over the interfaith marriage.
Speaking at an event, Owaisi said, “The woman had got married on her own. Legally she has the right to do so. So, her brother has no right to go and kill her husband. According to the law, (murder) is a crime and in Islam it is a bigger crime.”
He added, “I openly condemn the murder. If you were against the marriage you could have severed ties but you committed a crime and AIMIM condemns the act. We do not stand by them.”
Invoking the verses of the Quaran, Owaisi said, “Quran says if you murder one person, you murder humanity. If you save one person, you save humanity.”
He also warned the community that during a problem, one cannot say that it has happened far away from him and does not affect him. “No, the fire will reach you too,” he said.
On Friday, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had taken a suo motu cognizance of media reports on murder in broad public view. In a statement, the NHRC said, “The Commission has observed on the basis of the media reports that such heinous crime in broad public view without any fear of law indicates towards lawlessness and amounts to gross violation of human rights. Accordingly, it has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, Telangana calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks. The Chief Secretary has been asked to submit report whether the State government has any policy to prevent such incidents of honour killing in cases of inter caste/inter religion marriage.”