THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Sep 28, 2022 (TBINN)
Today Opposition Congress in Kerala and its coalition partner Indian Union Muslim League (I.U.M.L.) welcomed Centre’s decision to ban the Popular Front of India (P.F.I.) for its alleged terror activities, but said that Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (R.S.S.) should also be similarly outlawed.
Strongly condemning the activities of P.F.I., senior I.U.M.L. leader M.K. Muneer said the radical outfit had misinterpreted the Quran and persuaded the community members to adopt the path of violence.
The P.F.I. not only tried to mislead the young generation but also tried to create division and hatred in the society, he said in Kozhikode. All Islamic scholars in the state have strongly condemned the extremist ideologies. But, outfits like P.F.I. have made even tiny children raise contemptuous slogans. Which Islam has persuaded them to do so?” the legislator asked.
Stating that I.U.M.L. has always opposed the deeds of both R.S.S. and P.F.I.-S.D.P.I., Muneer said the respective communities should reject the communal ideologies of such outfits.
Sharing similar views, senior Congress leader and former state home minister Ramesh Chennithala said the Centre’s decision to ban P.F.I. was a good thing.
R.S.S. should also be banned like this. In Kerala, both majority communalism and minority communalism should be equally opposed. Both the outfits have flared up communal hatred and thus, tried to create division in the society, he said.
Chennithala said Congress is a party which has taken a strong stand against communalism-spread by both, the majority and minority communities.