All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi created uproar in the Lok Sabha on Monday evening by tearing a copy of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on which a discussion is going on in the Lower House.
Speaking on the Bill, Owaisi called it ‘worse’ than the ‘laws of Hitler’.
He invoked Mahatma Gandhi’s action of burning down obligatory identity document cards provided by the South African government in 1908 and said he will emulate the Mahatma by tearing the bill.
Owaisi then tore a copy of the bill leading to protest from the Treasury Benches, who called it a contempt of the House and demanded expulsion of Owaisi.
The Chair, however, expunged Owaisi’s remarks and said his actions will not go on record.