In an attempt to counter growing incidents of communal intolerance, the Samastha Kerala Sunni Students Federation (SKSSF) has decided to launch a campaign called ‘Together We Live, Protect Harmony’ across Kerala. The campaign features an array of programmes ranging from social campaign to household visits.Basheer Faizy Deshamangalam holding interaction at Yogini Matha Math at Thriprayar in Thrissur.
“It’s high time we strengthen the ties between different communities. Our plan is to visit leaders and institutions of various communities,” said SKSSF state general secretary Sathar Panthalloor.
As part of the programme, campaigns that highlight the historical amity between prominent figures belonging to Muslim, Hindu and Christian communities. “The plan is to revive the legacy of community leaders who kept the tradition of togetherness intact. We own the famous legacy of Kunjayin Musliyar and his associate Mangattachan and Sufi leader Mamburam Thangal and his aide Konthu Nair,” Sathar said.
Marking the formal launching of the campaign, a team of SKSSF activists have started visiting various places across the state. Led by its state level functionary Basheer Faizy Deshamangalam, a team visited Yogini Matha Mattha at Thriprayar in Thrissur district.
The delegation also visited the orphanage run by the Mattha, where Faizy held an interaction with the institution functionaries and inmates. In his speech, Faizy exhorted for efforts to retain harmony and togetherness.
According to Sathar, in the upcoming days, various delegations of the Federation will visit temples and mosques, which stand as the symbols of coexistence. “Functionaries seek blessings from local Muslim clerics and leaders before the festival at Bhagavathi temple at Kaliyattamukku while representatives of a prominent Hindu family attend the annual Uroos celebration at Puthanpalli mosque near Ponnani. The Federation’s representatives will hold a friendly visit to these places and bring the customs here to the light,” Sathar said.
In addition to these, harmony meetings will be held across the state. The meetings will be attended by local leaders from different communities. Ahead of the campaign, various competitions will be organised focusing on togetherness.
SKSSF has also chalked out a plan to tackle the threat of hate speeches. As per the plan, a group of leaders and speakers of SKSSF will meet people who indulge in hate speeches from all communities across the state. A trained team, during the visit, will explain the speakers the aftermath of their deeds. Sathar said SKSSF has started collecting details of such people and sought assistance from experts to identify the consequences of hate speeches. Source: twocircles.net