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January 24, 2009

Urdu newspaper editor attacked in Hyderabad

Editor of the influential Urdu newspaper Siasat, Zahid Ali Khan, was attacked in Hyderabad on Friday. He is planning to contest election against Asaduddin Owaisi.

Zahid Ali Khan and his two associated were injured in the attack. They were admitted to hospital. The condition of one person is said to be serious. Khan had gone to attend a marriage function when the incident took place.

It is alleged that members of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen is responsible for the attack. Khan has been attacked earlier also. He has announced that he would contest the election as joint opposition candidate against AIMIM's MP Asaduddin Owaisi.

Khan later went to police station to lodge a complaint. His supporters staged a protest at Char Minar that continued till after midnight. Owaisi family also runs an Urdu newspaper Etemad.

After the death of Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, his son is representing the Hyderabad parliamentary seat. However, Khan has been receiving support from some sections and is contesting the polls.

TIH Bureau



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