Staff Reporter

Party to work for strengthening its credibility among Muslims

KANNUR: Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) State general secretary and Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed has said that the party will not endorse extremism and compromise on its efforts to protect the constitutional rights of the minority communities.

Addressing party workers at a reception accorded to him on his being appointed party general secretary, Mr. Ahamed said the party would work for strengthening its credibility among the Muslim masses. The party that had led the Muslim masses to the path of democracy and helped them empower through education had the responsibility of protecting their rights, he said. The IUML would bring together all sections in the community that worked for its welfare, he said.

Stating that the party would not blame any sections for its electoral setback, Mr. Ahamed said the party would wage a relentless battle against those who wanted to destroy it.

Heavy burden

The IUML leadership had a heavy burden on its shoulders to raise the party to the level of the expectation of the party workers.

The new general secretary said unity and discipline were the hallmark of the IUML and denied that there were differences in the leadership.

Mr. Ahamed said that though the new Left Democratic Front Government was expected to pursue its own policies, the IUML would not allow it to dilute the rights of the minorities.

District IUML president V.K. Abdul Khader Moulavi presided. Party leaders M.K. Muneer and Ahamed Kabeer also addressed the gathering.

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