Hyderabad: On Friday, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief, Asaduddin Owaisi said that his party would provide legal aid to the five IS suspects who have been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). However, they made it loud and clear that they would not support terrorism.
Owaisi, while addressing a gathering at the Makkah Masjid on the last Friday of Ramadan said that family members of the arrested youths met him and said that they are not guilty. Following which he asked a lawyer to provide legal assistance to them.
Owaisi said, “If the youth are innocent, we will fight. We will not keep quiet.”
Owaisi said that he is the first Muslim leader in India to come out openly against the terror outfit IS and that IS has nothing to do with Islam. He said, “We never supported terrorism and we will never do it.”
On Wednesday, the five youth were arrested from the old city of Hyderabad. The NIA officials stated that the youths were planning attacks at various sites here.
Talking about those who left India to join IS, Owaisi said that they are cowards.