Kunhalikutty promoted NDF Terrorists

published on September 29, 2006

IUML’s secular credentials take a beating

KOZHIKODE: The IUML is forced to pay a heavy price for its hobnobbing with the extremists in the community.

The strictures in the Marad Judicial Commission report have dented its secular credentials and have brought ignominy to the party.

There are a lot of factors that led the Commission to the conclusion that at least the local leadership of the IUML has a role in the Marad killings.

Apart from the presence of around 80 IUML workers in the list of the accused, the Commission has found out that the party state committee member M C Mayin Haji had prior knowledge of the conspiracy.

The party’s local leader and former panchayat member P P Moideen Koya is an accused in the case. Above all, the party leadership’s strong objection to the CBI probe also raised many eye brows.

The Commission has stated that IUML former general secretary P K Kunhalikutty was against the probe. The question of paramount importance is as to why Kunhalikutty was against CBI probe. There were allegations that the IUML leader, who has a good rapport with the NDF, was trying to protect the extremist organisation.

N P Rajendran, who represented the Calicut Press Club in the discussions to solve the rehabilitation deadlock, had deposed before the Commission that Kunhalikutty was against CBI probe. Sources had told this website’s newspaper that Kunhalikutty was ready to accept any thing but CBI probe.

Sources said that the League leader had even agreed to accept the most intriguing demand from the Sangh Parivar organisations that the Hindus who had left Tanur and Parappanangadi beaches be rehabilitated to their earlier places.

This had strengthened the suspicion that he has something to hide. IUML’s dilly-dallying with the NDF was a issue hotly debated after Kunhalikutty assumed the charge of party general secretary.

Even Muslim organisations like the SKSSF had raised the charge that he was protecting the extremist outfit. The withdrawal of cases against NDF workers at Arimbra and the moves he made when the NDF tried to organise the annual meeting of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board added weight to the charges.

NDF workers masquerading as IUML activists had created untold problems for the party. There are reasons to suspect that the NDF might have furthered its communal agenda through the IUML leadership in Marad, which led to the party’s involvement in the massacre.

The immediate agenda before the party leadership will be to do the damage control exercise and salvage its secular credentials

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