Those seceded should come back to mother organisation: Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen

By Staff Correspondent,

Kozhikode: Those seceded should come back to the mother organisation as the appeals have been rejected by the district court, said the leaders of the Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (official) in a press conference.

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The seceded group led by Dr Hussain Madavoor had filed appeals in the court with KNM state general secretary AP Abdul Qader Moulvi as the opponent. KNM president TP Abdullakkoya Madani and general secretary AP Abdul Qader Moulvi said that those keeping away from the organisation due to misunderstandings should take this opportunity to know the basic reasons behind the split.

The leaders said that the court had rejected the claim of Dr Hussain Madavoor that a state council meeting was mooted on August 17, 2002 in which majority in the state committee were ousted in no-confidence motion and a new committee was formed. The court has not acknowledged the argument that a real election has not been held in the organisation since 1999 and so, a new election should be held under the supervision of the court. The seceded group moved the district court when the appeal on the matter was earlier rejected by the Munsif court. The court has also observed that the seal and letter pad of the KNM were with the present committee and that the injunction with regard to the matter was not relevant, the leaders said. State treasurer Palath Abdurahman Madani, secretary Dr M Abdul Azeez and Adv PK Habeeb Rahman also were present at the press conference.

Meanwhile, the Nadvathul Mujahideen (seceded Madavoor group) stated that the other group was spreading baseless things by hiding the relevant facts in the court order. The state secretariat of the Madavoor group said that the court had also rejected the appeal filed by the group (KNM official) seeking a ban on the use of the name ‘KNM’ by the Madavoor group. The statement added that the court had not considered the legality of the elections held in 2003 and 2006.

The Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen was formed in 1950 as a reformist organisation in Kerala. It gave importance to the learning of the Qur’an and Hadith with its meaning in Malayalam. It encouraged girls’ education. It was in the forefront to fight against superstitions in the Muslim community. However, the organisation split in the late 1990s and one group came under AP Abdul Qader Moulvi and the other under Dr Hussain Madavoor. Each argued that the real organization was theirs. Since then the two groups have been in a legal battle for the use of the name Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen as well as ownership of several institutions and masjids. The followers of the organizations sometimes even fought with each other which led to the closing up of some masjids.