KOZHIKODE: The IUML state council meeting on Monday expressed concern over the “increasing trend of evaluating constitutional rights including education of the people of northern Kerala only on communal background”.
A political resolution passed by the meeting, chaired by party president Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal, alleged that certain sections of media and socio-political groups were attempting to nurture an atmosphere favourable to implement the agenda of the RSS.
“There are attempts by fascist outfits to communalise each and every issue and fish in troubled waters. Such deliberate attempts to create a minority fear in the state will be good for none.
The fact is that discussions on communal balance and north-south equilibrium are not based on authentic and scientific data. It is unfortunate that even educational rights of the people of north Kerala are considered on communal backdrop,” said the resolution, which was presented by IUML national treasurer P K Kunhalikutty.
The meeting passed another resolution stressing the need for constituting a secular front at the national-level to reclaim the secular fabric of the country. The resolution presented by party national president E Ahamed also termed the efforts to revoke Article 370, which guarantees special status to Jammu Kashmir, as “communal” and “apolitical”.
“The mainstream secular political parties should take the initiative to unite all those parties that respect democracy. The Left and the socialist parties should shed their blind hatred towards the Congress party for the cause.
This could be achieved only by making compromises at a larger level. Considering the larger interests of the nation, all parties should keep aside regionalism and false sense of honour,” it said. Welcoming the state government’s decision to implement total liquor ban in the state, the IUML state leadership stressed the need for conducting awareness campaigns on college campuses. The party also decided to hold various awareness programmes across the state against the use of liquor and drugs. The meeting also considered the recent decisions of the UDF government to sanction new Plus-One batches and enforcement of liquor ban as the achievements of the party.