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National forum of Sunnis mooted

6 May


KOCHI: In an initiative to mobilise Muslims at the national-level, the All-India Sunni Jame- yathul Uelma will form a national forum of all Sunni organisations in the country.

Announcing the policy of Sunni Muslims at the National Islamic Conference held here, Kanthapuram A P Aboobackar Musaliyar, general secretary, All- India Sunni Jam-e-yathul Ulema, said that the activities of the SYS need to be widened at the national-level.

Other major decisions taken at the conference included organising a nationwide campaign to popularise Kerala’s experience in the areas of Dawa and education and a national-level meet of leaders of various organisations in Delhi in July this year. It has also been decided to impart training for people to organise national-level campaigns and to organise debates in various cities based on the framework adopted by the National Islamic Conference.

A sub-committee with A K Abdul Hameed as chairman and Hassainar Nadvi from Andaman as convener and Sufi Abdul Kadir Sahi from Andhra Pradesh, Mowlana Saleem Siraji from Tamil Nadu, Kuthubudheen Mapari from Maharashtra, Faisanul Musthafa from UP, Mowlana Afsal Misbahi from Delhi and A P Abdul Hakeem from Kerala as members has also been constituted to look into the preliminary activities.

Earlier, in a resolution passed at the seminar organised as part of the conference, it was stated that Muslim political parties in the country are facing serious crisis. “The recent trends in the elections prove that their policies and programmes are rejected by Muslims,” it said.

The three-day conference discussed the plight of Muslims in the country and their socio-cultural and political aspirations. More than 10,000 delegates from dif ferent parts of the country participated in the conference that concluded on Sunday. ENS 04/05/2009

Muslims a neglected lot, says Baby

KOCHI: Over 10,000 delegates including 500 foreign delegates are attending the three-day National Islamic Conference, which began at Malikudhenar Nagar here on Friday.

The conference discussed the issues related to Muslim politics and culture in contemporary India. It would also frame a blueprint aiming at unification of various Muslim organisations of the country.

Tamil Nadu Chief Qazi Salahudeen Muhammed Ayyobi, who inaugurated the conference organised by the Sunni Yuvajana Sangam (SYS), highlighted the need for creative exchange of ideas between religion and sense of citizenship.

He said the country’s integrity and identity were facing danger and it would be protected only if the moral values, which had been of late deteriorating, were preserved.

Earlier, addressing the conference, Education Minister M A Baby said the Muslim community had been neglected in the education and employment sector.

“The Muslim community has a prominent role in safeguarding the principles of democracy. Depriving the Muslim community of opportunities will weaken the democratic system of the country,” he added.

Various religious heads including All India Sunni Jam-e-yyathul Ulama general secretary Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musliyar attended the conference. ENS 03/05/2009

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Sunni Tehreek Leader Killed in Mirpur

17 Apr

By Sher Muhammad Malkani
MIRPURKHAS: Few unidentified armed men shot dead a Sunni Tehreek leader, Ajmal Darbari on Tuesday.
According to the reports, Ajmal Darbari sustained severe bullet injuries in firing of unidentified armed men. Later on, he succumbed to his injuries, when he was being shifted to Hyderabad.
After the incident, complete shutter-down strike was observed in Mirpurkhas. All the shops and markets were remained closed, whereas, heavy contingents of police were deployed at the different spots of Mirpurkhas to maintain law and order situation.
A large number of people attended his funeral prayers. Later on, he was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard

Khaleel Bukhari urges Sunnis to exercise their franchise

17 Apr

Staff Reporter

13 april The Hindu   

Says Sunnis are politically conscious, have strong politics

MALAPPURAM: Sunni leader and chairman of the Madinu Ssaquafathil Islamiyya Sayed Ibrahim Khaleel Bukhari has called upon the Sunnis to exercise their franchise in a befitting manner.


Khaleel Bukhari sb

Khaleel Bukhari sb



Addressing a mammoth gathering of people on the final day of the year-long Encomium celebrations at Swalat Nagar near here on Sunday evening, Mr. Bukhari exhorted the Sunnis to make use of the most potent weapon in their hands in the April 16 elections.

Without mentioning any political party, Mr. Bukhari said the Sunnis knew who to vote for. The Sunnis are politically conscious and have strong politics, he said.

The Sunni leader called upon the people not to waste the opportunity to register their protest against the oppressors through the ballot. Everyone should inevitably poll their vote, he said.

Mr. Bukhari’s call, ahead of a keenly awaited speech by Sunni leader Kanthapuram A.P. Aboobacker Musliar late in the evening, was received with loud cheers by the crowds.

Thousands of people had gathered at Swalat Nagar to witness the valedictory session of Encomium celebrations, in which delegates from several Muslim countries took part. Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliar, general secretary of the All India Jamiyyathul Ulama, was the chief guest at the function.

Mr. Bukhari’s call to the Sunnis on the eve of the Parliament elections was viewed by political observers as a clear exhortation to requite what they got from the parties, especially the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML). The IUML, when in power in the State, had harassed the Sunni faction led by Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliar. Meanwhile, the IUML continued desperate attempts to woo the AP Sunni faction as the former faced a stiff challenge in the constituencies of Ponnani and Malappuram.

KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala visited Mr. Bukhari at his Madin office here on Sunday morning requesting his faction’s help in the elections. IUML State general secretary P.K. Kunhalikutty too spoke with Mr. Bukhari pleading for help.


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