An angry AIMIM slammed the SP government's decision to deny permission, saying it was 'afraid' of Owaisi as the UP government had 'done nothing' for the minorities.
    
Owaisi is currently facing fire for refusing to chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', claiming that it is matter of personal choice and no one can be forced to do so. Owaisi, who had to visit Lucknow today, was denied permission by the district administration to hold a meeting on grounds of "law and order situation" in the state, Additional District Magistrate (est) JS Dubey said in his order.
       
"He is, however, free to visit Lucknow," the order stated. During his proposed two-day visit to the state, Owaisi was to visit Azamgarh in connection with a programme also but that too has been cancelled.
      
"Owaisi's programme has been cancelled after the district administration denied permission. As he cannot hold roadshow, address public meeting and cannot attend gathering of more than 30 persons, he has cancelled his visit," AIMIM state president Shaukat Ali said.
    
Alleging that the SP government was afraid of Owaisi, Ali said, "The present SP government did nothing for the minority community in its four-year regime. It is afraid of Owaisi, who is not only party president, but MP also."

 

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