January 06, 2005

Muslims and Christians Oppose 'Hindu Unity' in KERALA

NSS, SNDP to unite in Kerala

Soure : Manorama

Perunna(Kerala): The Nair Service Society (NSS) and the Sree
Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam, two prominent organisations
representing the prominent Nair and Ezhava communities in the State, are
coming together.

SNDP Yogam General Secretary Vellappally Natesan and the NSS
leaders announced at the 128th Jayanti celebrations of Mannathu
Padmanabhan, social reformer and the founder leader of the NSS here on Sunday,
that the NSS and the SNDP Yogam would unite in all possible areas.

Delivering the main discourse at the joint session of the 128th
Mannam Jayanti and the valedictory conference of the year-long navathy
(90th anniversary) celebrations of the Nair Service Society here,
Natesan contended that a tie-up between the two communities was the need of
the hour. All should get social justice,he added.

He categorically stated in the midst of applause that whatever be
the oppositions the NSS and the SNDP Yogam would work together in all
possible areas. Unity among the Hindu communities was a problem
concerning the existence of the majorities. Reservation issue should not be an
obstruction for a fellowship, he said and asked "if different Christian
communities can stand united in the name of religion why we(the
Hindus)cannot?".

Vellappally alleged that political parties were responsible for
the present situation. They were appeasing the minorities because of
vote banks. Conversion or suicide was the only alternative before the
majorities. Social justice should be assured to all , he asserted.

Earlier, the NSS Assistance Secretary, Sukumaran Nair said that
the NSS was ready to unite with the SNDP Yogam in all possible areas.

Later when asked about the NSS-SNDP Yogam unity, Chief Minister
Oommen Chandy said that unity was good. Society would welcome " a unity
for goodness ".

Kerala Christians Oppose Hindu Unity

Newindpress
Latin Catholics flay 'Hindu unity' move

Wednesday January 5 2005 10:04 IST

KOCHI: The Kerala Latin Catholic Association (KLCA) has termed the
NSS-SNDP joint call or the Hindu unity as an open challenge to the
country's secular fabric.

The association meeting which held here on Tuesday hoped that the major
chunk of the enlightened majority communities would dismiss the
NSS-SNDP call.

The meeting criticised Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Congress leader
A.K.Antony for participating in the meeting, which according to the
KLCA, was ''calculated and with communal character.'' The presence of
Oommen Chandy and Antony at the meeting was equal to conniving with the
communal elements to destroy the state's secular fabrics, the meeting
observed.

The meeting observed: ''Antony is a politician who had never bothered
to preach on social justice whenever he was in power. His speech at
Perunna that justice was denied to majority community in Kerala was aimed
at hoodwinking the backward-minority communities in the State.''

KLCA president Felix Pulloodan presided over the meeting.

Kerala Muslims Oppose Hindu Unity


The Hindu

`Hindu unity will not help Ezhavas'
By Our Special Correspondent


KOZHIKODE, JAN. 4. The National Development Front (NDF) and the
Samastha Kerala Sunni Yuvajana Sanghom, both organisations representing Muslim
interests, have voiced concern at the move to forge a grand Hindu
alliance at the initiative of the Nair Service Society (NSS) and the Sree
Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam.

The NDF acting chairman, E. Sayed, warned that the attempts of the SNDP
general secretary, Vellappally Natesan, to join hands with the NSS
leader, P.K. Narayana Panicker, would not do any good to the Ezhava
community.

(The leaders of the NSS and the SNDP had reiterated their resolve to
work together to further the cause of the majority community during the
Mannam Jayanthi celebrations of the NSS at Perunna on Sunday.)

Bid to grab benefits


``The proposal for a new alliance of Nair and Ezhava communities is
nothing but another attempt to grab more benefits,'' Mr. Sayed alleged.
The NDF will take the lead to strengthen the ongoing struggle of
minorities and Backward Classes for social justice.

In a separate statement, the Sunni Yuvajana Sanghom leader A.P.
Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musalir warned that attempts to ride roughshod over
minorities on the pretext of forging Hindu unity would be dangerous.

Vitiate harmony


While no one would oppose attempts of communities ranging from the
Namboodiris to Adivasis to come together, the campaign to create an
impression that minorities are exploiting their organisational strength to
pocket undeserving benefits and privileges is capable of vitiating
communal harmony, he said.

The Sunni leader found it strange that those speaking up for Hindu
alliance were opposing special recruitment to government service which
would benefit Hindu communities such as Nadars, Dheevarars and
Viswakarmajars.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The christians and muslims in Kerala - should remember that unlike in other Indian states it is the maganimity of the Hindus in Kerala that they could flourish there. The well meaning members of those communities knows about it. And also acknowledges it. But the corrupt ones went too too far - with the help of corrupt politicians (Ooomen Chandyb type - who stands for the rich) and destroyed the good frindship that existed. Get the power to the mahority - they will take care of the minority as in the past.... Else we will miss opportunities for development....