Family from Malappuram ostracized for inter-caste marriage
Malappuram: A family was ostracised by the Mahallu Committee (Mosque Committee) for an inter-caste marriage. The family of Kunnummal Yousuf, who is an engineer at the Malappuram Water Authority, was socially boycotted from their fold by the Kondiparambu Madarul Islam as their daughter had married a Christian boy.
Jaseela, daughter of Yousuf, was married off to a Christian Boy Tisso Tom from Nilambur, as per their wishes. The Mahallu Committee has issued a direction to the native people not to co-operate with the family.
The boy’s family said though were Communist they had maintained cordial terms with the church. The girl’s mother Najma was an active CPM activist and an area committee member. The girl’s family said they would take up the issue legally as the decision to ostracise them was of serious nature. At the same time, the office-bearers of the committee said the family has not been removed from the Mahallu and had only issued a direction for non- cooperation.