IUML to support Congress in Karnataka

April 02, 2014 02:26 pm | Updated November 27, 2021 06:54 pm IST - GULBARGA:

The Congress received a much-needed fillip to its efforts to win the maximum number of seats in the Lok Sabha elections in the State with the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) announcing its support to the party.

Municipal Administration and Waqf Minister Qamarul Islam, who released an official letter of the IUML to KPCC president G. Parameshwara to the press, told presspersons here on Tuesday that national vice-president and State general secretary of the IUML Dastagir I. Aga has, in the letter, said that the IUML has decided to support the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections to uphold the secular fabric of the country and defeat the designs of the fundamentalists to grab power with the help of the print and electronic media.

The IUML said that if the Congress retains power at the Centre, it should implement the Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission recommendations and the Justice Sachar Committee report in full, pass the Anti-Riots Bill, implement the provisions of the amended Waqf Act, stop arrests of innocent Muslim youths on the charge of terrorism and release all innocent Muslim youths languishing in different jails in the country.

Mr. Islam told a questioner that Muslims would solidly support the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections not only in the State but elsewhere as the Congress was the only party that had taken up the cause of the minorities at the national level and protected their interests.

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