Pakistani Politician Altaf Hussain Requests PM Modi For Asylum In India

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain has requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for help by providing him financial assistance and asylum in India. 

In his first-ever public speech after the police relaxed his bail conditions, the MQM leader Altaf Hussain has again turned towards Indian PM Narendra Modi for assistance.

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Hussain has been charged with a section of terrorism by the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) and is due to stand trial in June next year. His passport remains with the UK police as part of his bail conditions and he is not allowed to apply for any travel document unless permitted by the court.

Lawyers are evaluating whether Hussain has breached his bail conditions by asking the Indian PM to let him stay in India while he awaits justice.

Earlier, the MQM leader said he would like to travel to India because his grandfathers are buried there. Hussain said in his request to the Indian government: “If India’s Prime Minister Modi permits me to come to India and grants me asylum with my colleagues, I am ready to come to India because my grandfather is buried there.

Altaf Hussain said that his assets, house and offices were taken over in Karachi after August 22, 2017, by Pakistan authorities. He asked PM Modi to help him with money if he cannot take the risk of providing him asylum.

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Altaf Hussain had supported Indian supreme court decision for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Hussain said that the Modi government has the “right to establish Hindu Rule and if Indian politician Asaduddin Owaisi and others did not like India, they should migrate to Pakistan.

The MQM leader has been charged in the UK for inciting violence in Pakistan in one of his speeches back in August 2016 to a crowd of his supporters in Karachi. Most of his senior comrades have left him over inflammatory speeches and remarks which caused huge damage to the once most formidable force of Karachi.