Indian National League (INL) State general secretary A.P. Abdul Wahab staged a day-long fast at Chelari on Thursday in protest against the increasing road accidents in Malabar.
CPI(M) leader T.K. Hamza inaugurated the fast. INL State secretary K.P. Ismail presided. Several personalities from socio-political and cultural spheres, including Jama’at leader Shaikh Mohammed Karakunnu, MES president Fazal Gafoor, CPI(M) leader Balakrishnan Vallikkunnu, writer Sukumar Kakkad, and Calicut University Syndicate member R.S. Panikkar expressed solidarity with Mr. Wahab.
Kunhipeediyekkal Abdu, who had lost eight of his family members in an accident at Mukkola near Tanur two weeks ago, took part in the function.
Swami Viswabhadrananda Sakthibodhi offered lemon juice to Mr. Wahab to end the fast in the evening. K.T. Jaleel, MLA, delivered the valedictory speech.