The NSS-SNDP unity effort is “part of a larger scheme of things” and NSS general secretary G. Sukumaran Nair “is a Trojan horse’’ propelled by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the former national secretary of the All India Milli Council E. Abobakar said here on Thursday. At a public meeting organised by the Popular Front of India (PFI) to mark the culmination of a State-wide rally demanding withdrawal of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), he said the unity effort was being planned and executed by “someone else.”
Flak for both forums
He expressed dismay over the decision of Vellappally Natesan, general secretary, Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam, to align with the NSS. “By aligning with the NSS, Mr. Natesan has degraded himself,” he said.
Raising charges against the NSS general secretary, the former Milli council leader said Mr. Nair was trying to whip up anti-Muslim feelings by going public against five Ministers belonging to the Indian Union Muslim League in the United Democratic Front (UDF) government.
The IUML is not the representative of the entire Muslim community as was being made out, he said adding that in the next 10 to 15 years an alternative to the League would emerge and it would be a force to reckon with in the State’s political arena.
Human rights activist S.A.R Geelani said apart from the technicality of the UAPA, which makes it draconian, such laws were being brought in by the ruling class to terrorise people who resisted oppression.
Though laws made under the guise of tackling terrorism were targeted against the Muslim population, it was also used against Adivasis and rights activists.