Narcotic jihad row: Kerala Congress to name assembly of non secular leaders

The Congress in Kerala on Sunday mentioned it could name a gathering of varied non secular leaders within the state to unfold the message of communal concord, within the wake of controversial ‘narcotic jihad’ remarks made by a catholic bishop.

KPCC Chief Okay Sudhakaran and Leader of Opposition within the meeting, V D Satheesan held talks with Muslim non secular heads in the present day as a part of the get together’s efforts to resolve the row over the feedback made by Pala bishop Joseph Kallarangatt not too long ago.

The senior Congress leaders met Sayyid Muhammad Jifri Muthukkoya Thangal, the chief of Samastha Kerala Jem’iyyathul Ulema and Grand Mufti of India, Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musliyar.

Later, chatting with reporters, Sudhakaran mentioned the KPCC has determined to take up conciliatory talks between the Christian and Muslim communities because the state authorities “failed to take up the responsibility”.

“We understand that nobody in our society wants to spread hatred and want all the religious leaders to come together to discuss and address the matter. The KPCC will convene a meeting of all religious leaders in order to spread the message of religious harmony,” he mentioned.

Alleging that sure on-line media homes have been making an attempt to trigger disharmony within the state, Satheesan requested the federal government to take stern motion in opposition to them.

Noting that accountability of the Left authorities was to face with all communities within the state, Thangal, who was current on the press meet, mentioned, “If such a statement comes from the Bishop, then the government stand should not be in a manner justifying it. The government should stand for all communities and it is its responsibility.”

If there’s something referred to as ‘love jihad,’ then it needs to be probed, he mentioned.

Asked whether or not he’ll take part within the conciliatory assembly referred to as by the Congress get together, Musaliyar termed the assertion of the Bishop as ‘wrong’ and mentioned it must be corrected.

The bishop had at a operate on September 9 acknowledged that Christian ladies have been falling prey to ‘love and narcotic jihad’ in Kerala and wherever arms can’t be used, extremists have been utilizing such strategies to destroy the youth of the state.

Senior BJP chief C Okay Padmanabhan had on Saturday mentioned one can not blame any explicit faith for the narcotics difficulty.

The assertion of Padmanabhan assumes significance because the BJP had alleged that the Congress and the CPI(M) have been taking a place in favour of extremist parts creating bother within the society as an alternative of addressing the problem raised by the senior Christian priest.

On Thursday, Sudhakaran and V D Satheesan met senior clergymen of Christian and Muslim communities to calm tempers following the comment of the bishop.


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