Pinarayi talks tough against League at Kannur meet, asks if they own Muslim community

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Kannur: Slamming the protests of IUML against the move to transfer Waqf Board appointments to state PSC, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said the Muslim League should first decide if it is a political organisation or a religious one. He was referring to the call to campaign in mosques against the government during the Friday prayers.

While speaking at the inaugural session of CPM's district conference, Pinaryi came down heavily on League. "League does not own the Muslim community. The government will handle the issues of the community. No one is bothered about what League thinks," he said.

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The vote share difference in Malappuram is narrowing, Pinarayi said. If League wishes to continue with the protest, they can do it very well. The government has informed its stance to the religious heads.

Pinarayi had met the Samastha Kerala Jamiat-ul-Ulema leaders and reportedly said that the government is willing to go back on the decision on appointments. Samastha is close to Muslim League. Though the religious leaders took Pinarayi's words into confidence, League held a massive rally at Kozhikode Beach on Thursday.

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