Staff Reporter

Says CPI(M) is trying to divert attention from the factional war in party

Probe sought into activities of AnweshiIUML to launch counter campaignIUML district conference from March 4

Kozhikode: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has said that it would not remain a mute witness to the character assassination of party State general secretary P.K. Kunhalikutty by some political leaders and organisations in the name of the Kozhikode ice-cream parlour sex scandal case.

Addressing a news conference here on Monday, IUML district general secretary M.C. Mayin Haji said that Mr. Kunhalikutty had been exonerated in the case during the rule of the last Left Democratic Front Government. No court in the country had said that he was guilty.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) was picking on the IUML to divert the attention on the factional war led by the State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and the Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan within the CPI(M), Mr. Mayin Haji said.

Mr. Mayin Haji along with district secretary Abubaker was briefing newspersons the decision of the district council held here on Monday.

He also demanded an inquiry into the sources of the wealth of social activist K. Ajitha and the activities of her Kozhikode-based Anweshi Women's Counselling Centre, of which she is the president.

The IUML leader said that the party would undertake counter-campaigns in all parts of Kozhikode in connection with its district meet scheduled in March.

The district conference will be held on March 4 and 5.

A "padayatra" will be taken out from Thottilpalam at Kuttiyadi in the district on February 19.

It will reach the city on March 2.