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Daijiworld Media Network-Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, May 27: " The State Committee of the Communist Party of India (CPI-M) will organise a state-level Muslim convention on May 31, Tuesday, at the Kudmul Ranga Rao Town Hall," said Munir Katipalla, a state committee member of the Communist Party of India.
Addressing a press meet here in the city on Friday, May 27, he said, " Dr K T Jaleel, MLA and former minister for Higher Education of Kerala will inaugurate the programme at 10.15 am. Mavalli Shankar, state president of Dalitha Sangharasha Samithi, (Ambedkar wada), Dr K Sharifa writer, U Basavaraju secretary of CPI(M) state committee, K Yadava Shetty secretary of CPI(M) district committee will be present as chief guests. Sayed Mujeeb, state executive committee member of CPI(M) will preside," he added.
The first session will start from 2 pm to 3.45 pm on the topic 'Karnataka as the Laboratory of Communalism (Komuvadada Prayogashaleyagi Karnataka)'. Dr Chandra Poojary, a retired lecturer and Dr K Prakash, a political analyst from Bengaluru will deliver a session on the subject.
The second session will be held from 4.15 pm to 5.45 pm on the topic ‘Situation of Muslims in Karnataka (Karnatakada Muslimara Sthithigathi)’. The subject will be presented by B M Haneef, a senior journalist, and B Peer Basha, a writer. Activist and writer K Neela will preside. After 7 pm, there are cultural programmes like 'Daff', 'Mapille Pat' and 'Kavali', he added.
He also said that there will be an internal meeting on the issues faced by the Muslims on June 1.
He also said that the ruling BJP government was targeting the Muslim community and suppressing their voice on various issues. Hence, to be their voice, CPI(M) has taken up this issue. He also alleged that there is a hate camp going on against the Muslims.
CPI(M) district secretary K Yadava Shetty also spoke during the occasion.
CPI(M) leaders Sunil Kumar Bajal, BK Imthiyaz, Santhosh Bajal and others were present at the press meet.