Asaduddin Owaisi's statement came against the backdrop of the storm created by the Bollywood superstar with his remarks that his wife Kiran Rao had suggested that they should probably leave the country over growing incidents of tolerance and Assam Governor P B Acharya's reported remarks that Muslims are free to go to Pakistan or Bangladesh.

Reacting to a query on Khan's remarks on intolerance, Owaisi said, “I cannot speak for a film star (Aamir Khan)...I can only speak as a proud Indian Muslim that...I will never
succumb...we will not succumb to the dog whistle politics of Sangh Parivar and fascist organisations and their statements".

“We will definitely struggle for our due share and our rightful position. And no one can deny me that because that is what the Constitution has guaranteed me and I will get through
democratic ways", Owaisi told reporters here.

"It will be a great dishonesty and disservice to those freedom fighters who fought for this country. Their dream was Muslims should live as proud Indians and definitely we will
continue to live...we are living as proud Indians", Hyderabad MP added.

He said Muslims are being meted out 'injustice' and that justice has not been done to them in terms of political representation and economic upliftment.

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