The A.P. Abdul Khadir Maulavi faction of the Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (KNM) has secured a verdict from the High Court enabling them to exclusively use the party name KNM.
Addressing a press meet here on Monday, the office-bearers of the faction said Justice Thomas P. Joseph stated in his verdict on April 12 that only the KNM faction led by A.P. Abdul Khadir Maulavi could use the party registration and the name henceforth.
The court banned the faction led by Hussain Madavoor, which was engaged in a legal battle with the A.P. Abdul Khadir Maulavi faction for this right for the last 10 years, from using the name of the organisation through an injunction decree, according to T.P. Abdullakoya Madani, president of the faction.
The court had also instructed the Hussain Madavoor faction to use a distinctly different name, he said. “They have also been instructed to use their registration number along with the name of their organisation,” Mr. Madani said.
They had been using the official seal and letterhead of the KNM, which runs a number of educational and other charitable institutions, for different purposes including collecting money from foreign countries, he said.
“The court rejected two appeals of the Hussain Madavoor faction claiming their right to use the organisation's name. Only our faction can use the official seal and letterhead of the KNM in the future,” Mr. Madani said.
KNM general secretary A.P. Abdul Khadir Maulavi; Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama secretary M. Muhammed Madani; KNM secretaries Palath Abdurahman Madani, Abdul Azeez, and Muhammed Kunju were present.