Former Haritha leaders flay IUML management

The former leaders of the Indian Union Muslim League’s dissolved girls college students’ wing Wednesday got here out strongly in opposition to the get together, saying it’s answerable for the sexual insult they confronted from its male scholar members in addition to the ensuing trauma.

The former Haritha leaders additionally stated they’d proceed to combat throughout the IUML as they felt political ideology was extra necessary than particular person leaders.

IUML had disbanded the state committee of Haritha final week after its leaders refused to withdraw a sexual harassment grievance filed with the state girls’s fee in opposition to three MSF leaders, together with its president P Ok Navas. The management of IUML, a Congress ally, first froze the committee earlier than disbanding it.

Speaking to the media in Kozhikode, Haritha’s former state common secretary Najma Thabsheera stated the ladies employees of MSF worth their self-respect. “We were forced to file a complaint with IUML only because of the gravity of the insult we had faced from MSF leaders. Like any other woman, we also value self-respect. At the meeting of MSF, its state president had referred to a Haritha member as a prostitute. He said every prostitute would have her justification. Is it not sexual harassment and insult? We had moved a complaint with IUML and waited for 50 days before approaching the women’s commission,” she stated.

Another ex-office bearer, Mufeeda Thesni, stated the IUML had disenchanted its girls employees. “The leaders didn’t act on our grievance. After we complained to the IUML leaders, our colleagues confronted insults on social media. The IUML management is answerable for the trauma we had confronted,’’ she stated.

The Haritha leaders additionally lashed out at IUML state common secretary P M A Salam, saying he painted them as girls wandering about in Kozhikode. “We have been threatened by a cyber goon in MSF, who stated he had pictures and movies of Haritha leaders. He claimed if these visuals had been launched, they’d be compelled to finish their lives. Despite repeated complaints at numerous ranges within the IUML, we had been denied justice,’’ stated one of many leaders.


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