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Takedown notice sent against Akbaruddin Owaisi hate speech videos

A Delhi High Court has sent a takedown notice against videos of certain speeches by Andhra Pradesh MLA and All India Majlis-e Ittihad al-Muslimin (MIM) member Akbaruddin Owaisi, reports The Hindu. Owaisi has made several speeches, but the current controversy revolves around a speech he made at Adilabad in 2012. He had said that 250 million Indian Muslims needed only 15 minutes without the police to show one billion Hindus who is more powerful. Several courts had filed charges against him for the speech that led to his arrest. The lawyer approached a court in Delhi stating that some of these videos were still viewable on Facebook, YouTube on the website of 4tv. The lawyer argued that the websites should remove the video and also any other content likely to hurt religious sentiments of any community. “Everyone can visit the website of the defendants and open the link to the video and make his/her comments after viewing the same," the petition said. “The comments made by the viewers are also highly objectionable,” he said. “The acts and omissions of the defendants (websites) are promoting communalism in secular India. Not only the plaintiffs but all citizens who believe in a secular, socialist and democratic India are aggrieved by the video in question,” the court was told. Based on this petition the court ordered these sites to take down the controversial videos. This was not the first time Owaisi has made a controversial speech. A few years back he had made death…

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