Saturday March 18 2006 12:40 IST

KOZHIKODE: The feeder organisations of the Samastha Kerala Jam-Iyyathul Ulema, has called for an ‘Islamic resistance’ to the extremist activities of the NDF.

Addressing a news conference here on Friday, Sunni Yuvajana Sangham (SYS) state secretary Abdul Hameed Faizi Ambalakkadavu said that the NDF is carrying out its activities by distorting the tenets of Islam.

“The NDF is using the stories of tortures faced by Muslims and the concept of Jihad to propagate their ideology. It is the duty of Muslim organisations to resist it,” he said.

“The secular and democratic forces in Kerala have isolated the Sangh Parivar. A similar action is not seen in the case of NDF. There is no sincere effort from the secular parties to fight the NDF,” he said.

A political party had used NDF in the violence at Punnad in Kannur district and the NDF has used another party in the recent violence in Kannur. “It is dangerous to have any truck with NDF and political parties should prove their sincerity by fighting the NDF,” Faizi said.

Asked about the allegations that the IUML has ties with the NDF, he said the party has made it clear that it will not allow any NDF workers to get membership in the League.

A seminar on ‘Extremism: Resistance and Politics’ will be held at the Calicut Press Club Hall on March 18. K Muraleedharan, Binoy Viswom MLA, K Venu, V V Prakash, Elamaram Kareem, V M Ibrahim, K M Shaji, Abdusamd Pookkottoor and others will participate.

More than hundred religious scholars will take part in another discussion to be held here on March 25.

Musthafa Mundoopara, Nazar Faizi Koodathayi, Salim Edakkara and others participated in the news conference.

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