President of Shiv Sena’s Telangana wing, Tirupati Narasimha Murari has moved the Delhi High Court seeking de-registration of Asaduddin Owaisi led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Musalimeen (AIMIM) as a political party by the Election Commission.
The Petition filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India also seeks to set aside an Election Commission order granting recognition to AIMIM as a State level party in Telangana.
Murari has submitted that AIMIM’s constitution and working is opposed to the concept of secularism as mandated under Section 29-A(5) of the Representation of People Act,1951 (Act).
Filed through Advocates Hari Shankar Jain and Vishnu Shankar Jain, the Petition further notes that AIMIM was founded as a political party in the year 1958 “on the same lines and thinking on which Muslim League was formed” which “forced the formation of Pakistan by way of partition of mother India.”
It is also claimed that office bearers, leaders and workers of AIMIM “abuse Hindu community and idol worship to attract members of Muslim community” and “raise issues relating to the Muslim community and think only for the welfare of Muslims”.
This, Murari believes, is violative of the principles of secularism as envisaged by the Constitution of India.
It is further stated that AIMIM is bound to violate Section 123 of the Act as its aim and objects are based on communal basis slanted in favour of Muslim community.
Murari has further alleged that he is finding it difficult to muster public support in favour of his party since “communal passion of Muslims is being spread by AIMIM and politics is being communalized”.
The matter is likely to be listed for hearing in the coming days.