IUML leaders visit Junaid’s family, to extend financial and legal assistance

By Twocircles.net Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: The image of Hafiz Junaid, who lay motionless in the lap of his brother Hashim, has presented a haunting picture of continuing mob lynching in the country. The plight of the victim’s family has touched a chord with IUML leadership and the party has decided to give a new car for Junaid’s father Jalaludheen.

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The decision was taken after a delegation visited Junaid’s family at Ballabgarh in Haryana on Saturday. Muslim Youth League national general secretary C K Subair, who was part of the team, told Twocircles.net that the party would hand over the car in a function to be held in New Delhi on July 18. According to him, an adequate fund will be raised from party leaders and workers.

“Jalaludeen, the breadwinner of the family, is now running a rented car and he has to pay Rs 9,000 per month to its owner. The party’s move will help Junaid’s family,” Subair said.

Led by the party organising secretary E T Mohammed Basheer, the delegation included IUML leaders P V Abdul Wahab M P, national secretary Khurram Anees, Asif Ansari and Muslim Students Federation (MSF) national president T P Ashraf Ali. The team visited Junaid’s brother and another victim of the hate crime Shakir.

Legal aid to family

IUML has also decided to extend legal aid to Junaid’s family in order to ensure justice. “We have got a copy of FIR and Supreme Court barrister Haris Beeran has been entrusted the duty of giving legal assistance to the family,” Subair said.

The party has also decided to seek support from various parties in order to unite protests against hate crimes. Party national general secretary P K Kunhalikutty MP will soon write to leaders of all the opposition parties in this regard. seeking their support for the nation wide protests. As per the plan, IUML will approach leaders of various parties and non BJP chief ministers such as Mamata Banerji and Arvind kejriwal, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, M K Stalin, Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam Singh yadav, Mayawati and Sitaram Yechury.

Junaid’s brother Hashim and local activist Mohammed Asharudheen will attend the inaugural function of the party’s national campaign against mob lynching. IUML national political committee chairman Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal will inaugurate the campaign in Kozhikode on July 2. A Parliament march will mark the valediction of the campaign on July 2.

In a press release jointly issued by party national president K M Kader Moideen, general secretary P K Kunhalikutty and political committee chairman Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal lashed out at Prime Minister saying he is merely paying lip service and is not enough in curbing the growing incidents of killing of people in the name of cow vigilantism. “The custodian of the constitutional rights of the people is sordidly silent over these sad shocking incidents.The horrific incident in Haryana of Junaid killing has shaken the conscience of the right-thinking people of the country and abroad,” the statement said.

Condemning the diabolic destroyers of peace, harmony and coexistence in the country, the leaders demanded the Centre to direct all the state government to take stringent action against the perpetrators of violence and hooliganism.

“The families of the victims of this violence should be given an adequate compensation to the tune of Rs. one crore to everyone of them at the earliest,” they demanded.

The leaders also alleged that the Minority Commission of India was keeping mum over these most inhuman attacks and killings of the members of the minority community.