In a public rally in Nanded, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi mocked the Hindu traditional ritual of using lemon and chilli for auspiciousness and warding off bad luck. Owaisi alluded that Hindus waste the lemons by crushing them whereas Muslims utilise them by offering lemon juice to others and using chillies in their meat dishes.
Openly mocks “Nimbu & Mirchi” traditions of Hindus. Carefully watch the gesture when he says “आप हरी मिर्च लगाते, हम खिमे में डालते’
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“If I buy a new car, or a new motorcycle, or open a welding shop, a puncture repair shop or a fruit lorry, I crush lime in a glass and offer lemon juice to others. You crush lemons, we drink lemon juice,” Owaisi said.
He continued saying that a BJP-Shiv Sena supporter called him up asserting that lemon and chillies have the ability to avert dangers and problems. Scoffing at this Hindu belief, Owaisi asked the BJP-Shiv Sena supporter to send a lorry of lemons and chillies at the border, claiming that nothing will happen there.
“You crush lemons, we offer lemon juice. You hang green chillies, we put them in minced meat. We do not waste anything. We eat everything,” Owaisi jeered.
Asaduddin Owaisi’s brother Akbaruddin Owaisi had earlier threatened to kill the Hindus and balance the population ratio if police forces are removed for 15 minutes.