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Uphold religious values, faithful told

Staff Reporter
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A regional conference of the Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama, an organisation of eminent Muslim scholars, held here on Wednesday exhorted the faithful to be cautious against forces attempting to destroy religious values.

The conference, representing Islamic scholars from Kozhikode, Malappuram, Kannur, Kasaragod and Dakshina Kannada districts, was inaugurated by Indian Union Muslim League State president Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal.

Ulama president Kalambadi Muhammad Musliyar presided over the inaugural session. Its general secretary, Cherussry Zainudheen Musliyar, and secretary Kottumala T.M. Bappu Musliyar spoke.

On pension scheme

In another resolution, the conference asked the State government to amend the proposed pension scheme for madrasa teachers. The scheme, based on accruing funds through interest, was ‘haraam' (forbidden) in Islam, it said.

The State government and the Centre should take steps to bring legislations for banning drugs, lotteries, and money-chain systems like it had done in the case of lethal pesticides, including endosulfan.

The conference asked the Centre and the State governments to implement the recommendations of the Rajinder Sachar Committee report to solve the problems faced by the Muslim community in various sectors.

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