KOCHI: The state as well as national leaders of the Indian Union Muslim League came under a roof to commemorate the sixth remembrance function of its former state president Panakkad Syed Mohammedali Sihab Thangal. The function held at the Town Hall here on Monday by the state committee of IUML was noted for its participation of leaders and supporters.
While delivering the presiding address, Industries Minister and Muslim League leader P K Kunhalikutty said that Mohammedali Sihab Thangal had always stood for the people in spite of their religious background and added that he had spearheaded reforms in various sectors. “Fascism is gaining ground in the nation. At this time what the nation misses most is the leadership of Mohammedali Sihab Thangal. His stance during the Ayodhya episode, though received brickbats at that time, later turned out to be a pivotal model for secularism. He always took a firm stance against terrorism and fascism. The Muslim League will also uphold this view,” said P K Kunhalikutty.
The programme was inaugurated by IUML state president Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal and was attended by MPs E T Muhammad Basheer, E Ahamed, Ministers M K Muneer, V K Ibrahim Kunju, lyricist Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, his son Deepankuran and others.
While delivering the inaugural address, Hyderali Shihab Thangal said Mohammedali Sihab Thangal never put himself as a spokesperson for Muslim community.