THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) will organise a massive rally and conclave here on Monday against the witch hunt and atrocities perpetuated against minorities and Dalits in the country, a in continuation of the campaign rolled out recently in Kozhikode.
The second rally and conclave in the capital will be topped up with similar events at Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad in the coming days and finally a protest will be staged in front of Parliament on July 18, coinciding with the commencement of the monsoon session.The rally will commence at 3 pm on Monday from the PMG Junction here and culminate at the Palayam Martyrs’ Square an hour later. IUML national general secretary and MP P K Kunhalikutty will inaugurate the meet.
“The rallies and conclaves, and the protests in front of Parliament will turn out to be a milestone in the surge of secular and democratic forces in the country against the fascist and divisive forces.
“The rally being organised here will be noted for the presence of all Muslim and Dalit outfits in the state,” said IUML legislature party deputy leader and former Minister V K Ibrahim Kunju, State Secretary K S Hamsa and district president Beemapally Rasheed at news conference here.
The office-bearers said atrocities and killings against religious and linguistic minorities were on the rise in the past few years.
“In the cow issue alone, 30 people were butchered. The scenario has been aggravated with the violent approach of the Sangh Parivar forces and the connivance of the BJP Government in such acts. “The IUML is focusing on a campaign to bring the secular and democratic forces united to oppose it and create awareness in society,” Ibrahim Kunju said.
The campaign was launched by Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal at Kozhikode in the first week of July. Hashim, brother of Junaid and native of Haryana who was killed in the Delhi-Mathura train by radicals for allegedly carrying beef to celebrate Ramzan, MPs, MLAs and thousands of people had participated in the rally and conclave there.