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Sunni faction to help those who backed Samastha

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Kanthapuram group spells out its political stance

MALAPPURAM: The Sunni faction owing allegiance to Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliar has made it clear that Sunnis will oppose those who worked against them and their institutions in the upcoming elections.

No political party is above the other in an Islamic perspective. "No political symbol, including ladder or hammer-and-sickle, is a route to heaven. None of them is a sign of Islam," Syed Ibrahim Khalilul Bukhari, chairman of Ma'dinu Ssaquafathil Islamiyya, has said.

He was addressing a massive gathering of Sunnis on the occasion of a joint Ajmir Urus and Swalat held at Swalat Nagar here on Thursday evening. Mr. Bukhari said that Sunnis would take their political stance not by eyeing a worldly gain.

"We abide by the 1979 resolution adopted by the Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama's Mushawara. Accordingly, we oppose all those who oppose the Samastha, and help those who help the Samastha," he said.

Political symbols are not the signs of Islam. Mosques, religious institutions and respect for the past leaders are the signs of Islam, he said. He said Sunnis could defeat in a democratic manner anyone who opposed those principles. He said the Sunnis would not help those who harassed them.

We will adopt the same stance in the upcoming elections also, he said. "This is what we got to tell both the UDF and the LDF," he said.

He called upon the Government to change its hard stand on not recognising Sunni educational institutions, including the Ma'din School. The Government had not given even unaided recognition for the Ma'din School.

Over 60,000 people took part in the Swalat and Urus.

Fifty thousand packets of ghee rice and meat were distributed on the occasion.

Syed Fazal Pookoya Thangal, president of Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya, inaugurated the meeting.

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