All India Majlis Ittehadeen Muslimeen (MIM) chief and Member of Parliament (MP) from Hyderabad, Asaduddin Owaisi gave a strong counter to a participant on a debate on India TV. The participant raved about the alleged exponential rise in Muslim population since Independence. He said that earlier it was nine per cent, while now it has doubled. He literally shouted at the MP. An irritated Owaisi challenged him to show him the latest census reports. He asked him whether there was any recorded census at all before Independence. The channel mediator had to cool the participant down asking him not to provoke.