KOTTAYAM: Muslim Ekopana Samithy, an umbrella organization of various Muslim organizations in Erattupetta panchayat, has decided to observe a Protest Day on Friday in protest against what they termed as attempts to discredit the Erattupetta panchayat by the authorities.

At a press conference here on Wednesday, leaders of the Samithy took serious exception to the communally-tinted reports about the panchayat appearing in the media and also the highhandedness of the police who were investigating various cases.