Communal intolerance: IUML plans Statewide rally

December 07, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 02:18 pm IST - MALAPPURAM:

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) will take out a rally across the State to explain the relevance of its political stand in view of increasing communal intolerance. IUML parliamentary party leader and Industries Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty will lead the rally from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram.

A meeting of IUML State office-bearers and MLAs held here on Sunday decided to take out the rally ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections. The date of the rally will be decided later. Party State president Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal presided over the meeting.

The rally would have increased relevance as the ideology upheld by the IUML had gained more importance in view of the recent spurt in communal intolerance, said Mr. Kunhalikutty, party national secretary E.T. Mohammed Basheer, and State general secretary K.P.A. Majeed after the meeting.

They said that the IUML, which had opposed minority communalism in the wake of the Babri Masjid demolition, would resist the majority communalism with the same zest and verve. “We will resist communalism rising from any corners,” they said.

Party district president Syed Sadikali Shihab Thangal, Ministers P.K. Abdu Rabb, V.K. Ibrahim Kunju, M.K. Muneer and Manjalamkuzhi Ali, State leaders P.K.K. Bava, V.K. Abdul Khader Moulavi, C.T. Ahamed Ali, M.I. Thangal, K. Kutty Ahamed Kutty, P.H. Abdul Salam Haji, M.C. Mayin Haji, P.V. Abdul Wahab, P.M.A. Salam, T.P.M. Sahir, T.M. Saleem, and K.S. Hamza attended the meeting.

For Chennai residents

The meeting decided to contribute a month’s honorarium of the party’s elected representatives, including MPs, MLAs and civic body councillors, to help the flood-affected residents of Chennai. The IUML will raise a fund by using the party machinery for flood relief. Hyderali Shihab Thangal called upon the people Chennai residents.

IUML, which had opposed minority communalism in the wake of the Babri Masjid demolition, will resist majority communalism with the same zest.

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