Kuwait: The Indian Social Forum (ISF), a new platform of All Indian community in Kuwait was formed recently at Integrated Indian School Abbasiya in the auspicious presence of A Saed, national president of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and other national and state leaders of SDPI. The historical event was witnessed by thousands of public.
Abdusalam, Central president of ISF introduced the forum and its activities. He said that the objective of forming a new organization is to have a common platform for all Indians regardless of language, region, religion or profession. We are optimistic that this will enhance all-round development of the Indian community in Kuwait he added. In fact the overwhelmed mass from different state of India and different walks of life brought its objective into reality.
He further said that, the forum’s prime focus shall be welfare of the weaker sections among the expatriates by taking active part in identifying their problems and helping them to resolve the same through possible ways including legal and government channels.
The followings were declared by A Saed as the central and various state committee office bearers. Central committee office bearers: Abdusalam (Kerala), president, Alavudin (Bihar), vice president, Amjat Ali (Tamilnadu), General Secretary, Thayif Ahmed (Kerala) Secretary and Sameer (Karnataka), Secretary.
North Zone: ShajahanTirupati (Andhra Pradesh), President and Amanulla Kurnool, (Andhra Pradesh) General Secretary. Karnataka: RefeekManchi, President and Imtiyaz Ahmed, General Secretary. Tamilnadu: Shakeel Ahmed, president and Sikandar Pasha, General Secretary. Kerala: Mohamed Mustafa, President and Shanavas, General Secretary.
Addressing the gathering National President of SDPI, A Saeed said that the NRIs have a larger and decisive role to play in shaping the future of India.
He expressed serious concern over BJP’s Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre veering away from the hyped development agenda on which it was propelled to power in the elections. Condemning the Land Acquisition bill 2015, he said it is anti-farmer and it appears that Corporate India has drafted it for the government. The proposed Bill will authorize government arbitrarily to acquire lands from farmers under the pretext of development.
He criticized the plan of the BJP lead Central government to impose ban on beef all over India. Expressing his shock over the assent given by President of India to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Bill, which had been pending for last 20 years, extending a ban on the killing of cows, considered sacred by Hindus, to bulls and bullocks; He said that beef ban is not a religious issue but a broader social and economic one linked to the liberalism that is the bedrock of Indian Constitution. It infringes on the fundamental rights of citizens to choose their own food, he added.
SDPI National Working Committee member Illyas Mohamed Thumbay, National secretariat member MK Faizi, Moahmed Shafi , SDPI Tamilnadu state general secretary Abdul Hameed, Saifudeen Nalakath, President, Kuwait India Fraternity Forum, Alavudeen Vice President, ISF central Committee, spoke on the occasion. A poem by Peethan K Vayanad, a well-known Poet in the region was attractive.
In addition to central and state committee office bearers of ISF, Shihabudeen TS, Secretary, KIFF, Abdullah Ibrahim Khokar, President, AdaraIthihadulBopara were on the dais.
ISF General Secretary Amjat Ali welcomed the gathering and the Event Coordinator and ISF secretary Thayif Ahmed delivered the vote of thanks. Sameer Aman compered the programme.