Staff Reporter

PERINTHALMANNA: The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) has accused Union Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed of betraying the country by backing the Indo-U.S. nuclear agreement, which pledged the nation’s independence before the interests of America.

DYFI national president P. Sreeramakrishnan said here on Monday that Mr. Ahamed and his party Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) would be known in history as betrayers of the country.

The DYFI leader said that Mr. Ahamed, as president of the IUML, had not uttered a word in Parliament about the Indo-U.S. nuclear agreement.

“Mr. Ahamed knows the dangerous traps that the nuclear agreement would lead India to. But the policy adopted by the Muslim League is certain to challenge the very foundation of that party,” he said.

Mr. Sreeramakrishnan was addressing the media here along with several other leaders of the DYFI as part of the party’s Azadi Bachao March. He said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government too was following the anti-Islamic policies of the erstwhile National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in which an Indo-Israel-U.S. collaboration was planned.

‘Detrimental’

The DYFI leader said that allowing the U.S. to install radars in Arunachal Pradesh in the name of searching for the bodies of soldiers who had died in the Second World War would be detrimental to the country. “Union Minister for Defence A.K. Antony and Mr. Ahamed are aware of this,” he said.

DYFI national joint secretary Mohammed Ameen said that secularism would be meaningless in the country without the Left.

Communal parties could do nothing to uphold the secular traditions of the country, he said. DYFI’s Tamil Nadu secretary S. Kannan ; DYFI Kerala secretary M.B. Rajesh; DYFI State president T.V. Rajesh; and DYFI district secretary K.P. Anil were present on the occasion.

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