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WATCH: Asaduddin Owaisi Embraces Bhagwa! Joins Hands And Smiles In Latest Video

Owaisi's acceptance of the saffron shawl, despite being a vocal advocate for minority rights and secularism, sends a powerful messag
01:54 PM May 04, 2024 IST | Aniket Raj
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AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi, the prominent Indian politician and leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM), in a gesture of inclusivity and solidarity, accepted a saffron shawl during a recent public event. The act, laden with symbolism, has sparked discussions across political and social circles.

At the event, Owaisi was seen graciously accepting the shawl offered by a member of the audience. The choice of a saffron shawl holds significant cultural and political connotations in India.  Saffron or bhagwa is traditionally associated with Hinduism and is often worn by spiritual leaders and practitioners and very prominently by the ruling party in the centre, BJP. In recent years, it has also become a symbol associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing Hindu nationalist organization.

By accepting the saffron shawl, Owaisi, a vocal advocate for minority rights and secularism, appears to be making a statement about the need for unity and understanding across religious divides.

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Political analysts suggest that Owaisi's acceptance of the saffron shawl could be interpreted as a strategic move to broaden his appeal beyond his traditional support base. With elections on the horizon in India, political symbolism and gestures of this nature are likely to play a significant role in shaping public perception and garnering support.

Asaduddin Owaisi accepting the saffron shawl serves as a reminder of the complexities of identity and politics in India, where symbols often carry deep-seated meanings and interpretations.  Right-wing leaders like Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath, earlier, have declined to wear an Islamic cap offered to them.

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