Thiruvananthapuram | A meeting of Muslim organizations led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will be convened today to discuss issues related to leaving waqf board appointments to PSC. Representatives of 22 Muslim organizations have been invited to the meeting to be held in Thiruvananthapuram in the evening.
Some organizations had expressed concern over leaving the waqf board appointments to the PSC. Some organizations were in favor of leaving it to the PSC on precise terms.
On November 1 last year, the Assembly unanimously passed a bill to leave the appointments of the State Waqf Board to PSC. Later, Muslim organizations staged a massive protest. The Muslim League was at the forefront of the struggle. The League rallied various Muslim organizations to rally against the government. However, the league was cut short when EK Samastha said it was not in favor of a direct strike. The Chief Minister had held discussions with the leaders of both the Sunni organizations and informed them that the decision would be taken only after resolving their concerns. With this the struggles of the League collapsed.
Meanwhile, Waqf Minister V Abdurahman told the assembly that the government would go ahead with the decision to leave the appointments to the PSC. When protests erupted again, the chief minister called a meeting of Muslim leaders. Some organizations, including the League, were not invited to the meeting. After the discussion, the Chief Minister’s Iftar dinner will be held.