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Mangalore: Shahida Aslam elected president of National Women's Front


Mangalore: Shahida Aslam elected president of National Women's Front

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Mangalore, Jan 20: Mangalore-based woman activist Shahida Aslam has been unanimously elected the new president of National Women’s Front. She was the Karnataka state unit president of the organisation.

The announcement was made at the third national general council of the organization that was held on Sunday at Malabar House, Puttanathani in Kerala.

Aslam, who holds a master degree in mass communication and journalism, is a freelance journalist from Mangalore. She was part of the editorial board of Prastutha, a Mangalore-based Kannada fortnightly. She also had worked for a women's monthly magazine.She was also an office-bearer of Karnataka women's writers forum. She presented a paper titled ‘Muslim women in public space’ at an international conference organised at Calicut by institute of objective studies, Delhi. She had also worked as a member of several fact finding teams for human rights organisation and women’s rights organisation.

Alima Fathima from Tamil Nadu and Fareeda Hasan from Kerala have been chosen as the vice president and general secretary of the NWF respectively.

The council started with the introduction by the national president Shahida Tasnim. She said, "The last two years of the organization were the years of growth. We were successful in reaching new places and setting state committees in Goa and Andhra Pradesh. The organization also received good response from women activists from Delhi which has encouraged us to take our movement to the northern part of India in the coming term."

The leadership oath to the president was given by the returning officer. The newly elected president administered the oath to the newly elected office bearers and national committee member. The programme concluded with the valedictory speech of the newly elected president Aslam, who motivated the members to put in more efforts for the protection of rights and social justice.

The general elected a 13-member national committee and also the new office bearers. The new leadership is as below:

1. Shahida Aslam Karnataka – President
2. Alima Fathima Tamil Nadu – Vice-president
3. Fareeda Hasan Kerala – General secretary
4. Shifa Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu – Secretary
5. Shahida Tasnim, Karnataka – Treasurer
6. Zainaba Ali, Kerala – National committee member
7. Asiya Maryam, Tamil Nadu - National committee member
8. Nousheera Karnataka - National committee member
9. Atiya Firdos, Delhi - National committee member
10. Shareena Najib, Kerala - National committee member
11. Habeeba Usman, Kerala - National committee member
12. Rehana, Goa - National committee member
13. Safiya Erode, Tamil Nadu - National committee member


The following resolutions were passed by the national general council:

1. Provide security, justice and rehabilitation to Muzaffarnagar riot victims: The NGC of NWF demanded the immediate rehabilitation and adequate protection of the riot victims of Muzaffarnagar. The government failed to attend the basic needs of the people displaced from their homes and native villages. The NGC strongly believes that rehabilitating the families thrown out of their native villages along with providing security to their lives and properties is the primary task the government has to fulfil. The NGC demands the UP government to take immediate steps to solve the humanitarian crisis and fulfill is promises.

2. Pass the Communal Violence Bill in the upcoming parliament session : The country has been infected by the deadly virus of communalism since independence. This in turn resulted in various communal riots which has caused an extreme loss to the country and especially to the Muslim community. After every riots the culprits go scot free and no legal action is taken on them. Such negligence by the law authorities has only increases the confidence of the communal fascist forces. The demand for the communal violence bill is a long pending demand which has only seen promises but no actions. The NGC of NWF demands that the government immediately brings into effect a powerful communal violence bill in the upcoming Lok Sabha session and take quick steps for its implementation.

3. Take immediate steps for protection of women: Since the past few years the issue of rapes has come to the national attention. It is a tragedy that even after so much discussion happening about this issue the government and police has failed miserably to protect the women from such heinous crimes. Every day we see a new incident happening in almost all the cities of country. The cases happening to women from rural and tribal areas not even reported. The NGC of NWF strongly demands the central and state governments to take the issue very seriously and give top priority to the protection of women.


Comment on this article

  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Wed, Jan 22 2014

    Nation-building is an important mission for all citizens privileged to be born in Mother India.

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  • johnson pinto, USA, moodbidri/ usa

    Wed, Jan 22 2014

    Congratulations dear shahida aslam and your team, keep smiling always and May Jesus Christ bless you for your good work,
    God bless you
    Johnson pinto

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  • Suleman, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 22 2014

    It is very annoying to see "disagree" buttons pressed for the best wishes. Looks many readers are biased, even though they don't have time, courage and enthusiasm to serve the society they live-in.
    Wishing all the office bearer success and not to be disappointed with disagree of the few.

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  • fayaz, dubai/katipalla

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Congrats sister masha allah

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  • Niaz Miyandad, Puttur/Sharjah

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Congratulations sister and my best wishes for your future..

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  • sahil, qatar

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Congregations sister... may allah grant you success in achieving justice.

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  • M. IHASAN, ABU DHABI

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Congratulation dear sister for achieving the prestigious post. You have already worked in many fields and hope you will do more work in coming years. We wish you all the very best.

    May God give you strength to fulfill all your responsibility under the light of divine guidance to the community.

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  • parvez, abu dhabi

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    congratulation & best of luck to sister shahida aslam ,may allah guide and give you strenght to fullfill the responsibilty...

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  • mohammed imran, jubail

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    masha allah...may god bless you all.tanking daijiworld for good report

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  • M. IQBAL, MANGALORE-ABU DHABI

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Congratulation dear sister for achieving the prestigious post. You have already worked in many fields and hope you will do more work in coming years. We wish you all the very best.

    May Allah give you strength to fulfill all your responsibility under the light of Allah’s guidance.

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  • Mohammed Ilyas, Byndoor/Dubai.U.A.E

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Mashaallah, Congratulations to all Office Bearers.

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  • rasveer, dubai

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Masha Allah.. mabrook sister... may Allah bless u and give u good health to serve the community.

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  • Dubai Indians, Dubai

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    congrats... long way to go... best of luck...

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  • sheikh, Bijapura

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Congratulations & wish you all the best.

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  • ashraf ahmed , abu dhabi

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Congratulations sister

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Udupi / Dubai

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Congratulations sister Shahida Aslam,
    Now you have take Big responsible to serve our Woman society, All the Best.

    Thanks to daiji for the report

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Congratulation Shahida Aslam for having elected as President of National Women's Front.All the best in your new elevated assignment.Thanq.

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  • shd , mangalore

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    masha allha ! may allha grant a wealth to serve the community..

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  • NISHAR, UAE

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Masha Allah.. May god bless you all.
    THANKING DAIJIWORLD FOR EXCELLENT REPORT.

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  • Mohammed Parwez, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Masha Allah Mabrook didi May Allah give you strength to fulfill all your responsibility under the light of divine guidance.

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  • ANH, Udupi

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Masha Allah" congrats Shahida Aslam elected president of the National Women's Front. Thank you Daiji for the report.

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  • IBRAHIMKARNAD, DUBAI

    Tue, Jan 21 2014

    Ms. Shahida Aslam Congratulation to you and to your team. May Almighty Allah give strength and health to work for the women, particularly women of our community, in the days to come.

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  • fazil, dxb

    Mon, Jan 20 2014

    Sister Congratulations, thanks Daiji for the coverage.

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