State president of the Indian Union Muslim League K.M. Kader Mohideen has voiced concern over the exclusion of Muslim MP in the delegation to be led by Sushma Swaraj, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, to Sri Lanka.
The MP team is expected to visit the areas where rehabilitation measures for the war displaced Sri Lankan Tamils are being implemented.
Mr. Mohideen who was here to attend the State executive committee meeting of the party on Saturday, told presspersons that to do justice to Tamil Muslims living in Sri Lanka it would be fair only to take on board a Muslim MP in the team.
He put the population of Tamil Muslims in Sri Lanka at 45,000. The MP team should also make it a point to visit the Muslim areas on the island and ascertain their views on the problems faced by them and to help them to find political solutions.
Welcoming the proposal to make it mandatory for all to register the marriages, Mr. Mohideen said that the jamaath was keeping a register on all marriages and this should be treated as the right record for the registration of Muslim marriages.
On the proposal to withdraw the subsidy for Haj pilgrimage, Mr. Mohideen said that it was a misnomer to call it a subsidy. Earlier, pilgrims to Haj used to undertake sea voyage but since it was a time-consuming affair former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi offered subsidy in air fares. It was only a concession in air fares and should, as such, be continued.
Dr. Maverick / April 15, 2012
This is another attempt by Tamil Nadu political mafia to create problems and agitate the Sri Lankan Muslims by trying to insert a nut-head to voice their concern towards the displaced Muslims living in many refugee camps throughout the country. I would like to pose a question to Mr. Kader Mohideen, “can you achieve the Muslim refugee problem where many Muslim Ministers in the Parliament could not?” The Tamil Nadu political infiltration is one way to re-organize group(s) that will destabilize the nation once again. I wish GoSL do not grant entry permits to politicians who the Defense Ministry finds them as a threat to SL’s sovereignty; but should not turn out to be like Sharukh Khan’s saga in US.
Max Silva / April 15, 2012
Bring as many freeloaders as possible.We will supply you with enough food and drinks to keep you happy like last time.They couldn’t save their hero Velu.Now just trying to fool the gullible Tamil Nadu masses.Already we are in the process of gift wrapping your presents which consist of Pol Thel and Sunlight soap.A bunch of clowns!