Muslim college bans Onam celebrations

via HK published on August 30, 2006

Kozhikode: Onam is finally a Hindu festival not a secular one! This announcement is not came from any Hindu Organisations but from a Muslim managed College principal, who denied permission to the students to celebrate onam in their campus.

A major controversy has erupted in Kerala on the eve of Onam with the Muslim management of AWH Educational group in Kozhikode refusing permission to the students to celebrate Onam on its campus on 01 September before the college closes for the holidays.

The management is of the view that Onam is a Hindu festival and they would not give permission to celebrate it within its compound in view of their religious outlook and also to uphold the secular values of the educational place!


The same college that cannot agree to a Hindu festival has no qualms in declaring a holiday on the said day. It also refused the children yesterday to put ‘pookalam’ in the campus. The defiant students cutting across party, ideology and religious lines put the ‘pookalam’ at the gates of the college and boycotted classes.The college authorities have closed the college and hostel till the end of the holidays.


During Ramzan time no one will see AWH secretary in Kozhikode, he will be busy raising funds for Islamic terrorism in Gulf Countries as ‘Sakath’.Apart from foreign money, The AWH institutions also gets huge grants from central and state government. Staffs complains that they wont get salary at time and many of them gets less salary but has to sign of forms with high salary. This is to claim grants from the Government showing false details. AWH had accumulated acres of land all over Malabar with the help of foreign funds, huge fees from Students and Financial frauds to cheat the Government.  

KT Jaleel, MLA, in a TV interview has clarified that Onam is not a Hindu festival and its a secular festival celebrating the harvesting of crops. He has failed to explain what secularism has to do with harvesting of crops and also failed to explain what role the Hindu gods and Mahabali has on this festival in Kerala!


In Gulf countries many of the Kerala Muslim organisations keep away from Onam celebrations, terming it as Hindu Pagan Festival and now through AWH. Fundamentalist Muslims had openly came against Onam which was portrayed by the secularists as the festival of religious unity.


We hope this will be an eye opener for the Hindus of Kerala of the coming danger that is lurking in air. The days are near when many of our festivals and culture will be gradually wiped of the face from our society.


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