newindpress.com / January 18 2006
Protest against inclusion of Allah’s picture in textbook
ALAPPUZHA: The Sunni Students Federation (SSF) has protested against the inclusion of Allah’s picture in the moral science textbook of second standard students in Christian management-controlled schools.
Addressing a press conference here, SSF district general secretary Abdul Kalam Valayil and organiser K.A.Yahia Chandiroor urged the people to be careful against such anti-Islam moves that hurt the religious sentiments of the Muslim community. The book, published by the Pastoral Orientation Centre and reprinted in 2004, came to the notice of the SSF leaders when it was taught at St Mary’s School, Kayamkulam.
The SSF leaders said they had immediately conveyed their protest to the school authorities. The authorities had promised to take up the matter with the higher officials, the SSF leaders said.They had also sent fax messages to the Education Minister and the Director of Public Instructions on the issue.