Kozhikode: Aim for Empowerment through Constant Struggle - Ibrahim Rasool
Daijiworld Media Network - Kozhikode (SP)
Kozhikoe, Feb 16: "Being a minority community does not stop any one from prospering and developing. In South Africa, Muslims form only three percent of the population, but in the administration there, they have a 30% representation. Muslims have been handling important posts in education department, Chief Justice, personal advisor to the President etc., in that country. We could achieve this because of constant struggles," said advisor to South African Republic and National Congress president Ibrahim Rasool.
Addressing the people after inaugurating the public meeting held as part of the National Political Conference organized by Popular Front of India at the Kozhikode beach (Shahid Kunhali Marakkar Nagar) on Sunday February 15, Rasool noted that Muslim community has been facing atrocities all over the world. Muslims are living as refugees in Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq. In spite of having a predominant presence in India, they are not in a better position here. Muslims are facing injustice through incidents like demolition of Babri Masjid, Gujarat massacre, jailing of innocent youth by levelling frivolous charges against them etc. Popular Front of India has been set up at an opportune time when we need to intensify our struggle, he felt. He also hoped that this organization will work to brighten the future of India.
Popular Front chairman E M Abdurrahman who presided, said that Popular Front of India will be taking up the historical responsibility of leading the lower strata of the society to positions of power by following a policy of positive politics. The Front will work to brighten the political future of not only the Muslims but also other down-trodden classes, he explained. The people of India, who have so far been duped by all the political parties, have become politically mature, and are supporting the Front, with the aim of crafting their own future, he added.
Popular Front of India general secretary K M Shariff delivered introductory address and welcomed. New Delhi AIMTF president Maulana Asrarul Haq Khasimi, Indian National League president Prof Muhammed Sulaiman and various other leaders were present at the dais.
Karnataka Forum for Democracy, Tamilnadu MNP, Kerala NDF and various forums set up at different states merged with the Popular Front on the occasion. Earlier to the meeting, a rally was taken out in the city.