Owaisi is being provocative

Owaisi is being provocative

Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad did not flee the country He surrendered before the Indian Army Though not a benevolent despot, as an...

Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad did not flee the country. He surrendered before the Indian Army. Though not a benevolent despot, as an autocratic ruler, the Nizam really did bring in some social and humanitarian reforms in his regime; e.g. Osmania University, State Bank of Hyderabad, Allwyn Industries, Asaf Jahi Mills, Nizam Sugar, Nizam Sagar Project, Osmansagar and Himayatsagar projects, etc.

However he cannot be placed on par with the enlightened Maharajas of Mysore and Baroda. It was said that in 1948, Sardar was determined to dissect the Hyderabad into three parts and merge them with three states on linguistic basis; Marathwada with Bombay, Hyderabad -Karnataka with Mysore and Telangana with Madras. But considering the Nizam's not so ignominious rule, the Govt of India ignored all the crimes committed in Hyderabad under the influence of Kasim Razvi in 1947-48. It pardoned the Nizam and magnanimously nominated him the Rajpramukh of Hyderabad.

Osman Ali Khan generously donated to the National Defence Fund, in person to the P.M. Lal Bahadur Shastri, during the Indo-Pak War in 1965. The leader of the MIM and a member of the Lok Sabha, Asaduddin Owaisi has rightly corrected the U P Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath that Nizam has not fled Hyderabad. (THI, Dec.4, 2018).

Owaisi is also right that India is the country of his father, might be that of his grandfather too; so also that of Vijay Mallya, Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi. Owaisi has no right to defame Hinduism and the Institution of the Prime Minister. The inflammatory and the hate speeches he makes to explain secularism of his concept is unbecoming of a law-abiding citizen of India; much the less, a member of the Parliament. He may not be willing to flee the country. The country also may not banish nor Telangana exterminate him. But the arms of law are wide enough to embrace the law breakers.

He must know that he, along with his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi were booked in 2013 and remanded to judicial custody. He is out on bail in more than one cases. Some political parties may be interested in gaining political mileage out of his hatred for Hinduism and the PM. But today's beneficiaries must keep in mind, that such volatile elements, once dissatisfied turn table against anybody and become hostile to them also. - K C Kalkura, Kurnool

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