Malappuram: A meeting of leaders of Muslim organisations held here, and presided over by Hyderali Shihab Thangal has urged the government to withdraw a controversial order restricting students of orphanages from returning to their institutions.
The order asks the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) officials to discourage students from returning to the institutions. The order also asks to conduct inspections at the wards’ homes and to give approval certificates to the students only if found necessary.
The order also suggests that certificates issued by revenue authorities are not valid to run orphanages and the institutions will attract a fine of Rs. 10,000 and imprisonment of six months for the authorities if run without CWC's approval.
The Muslim collective asked the government to withdraw the order as students are demanding to return to the institutions.
The meeting also denounced the government’s inaction over the reorganization of the orphanage committee even after the elections held in October.
The meeting was attended by KPA Majeed, PK Kunjalikutty MP, ET Mohammed Basheer MP, MC Mayin Haji (Muslim League), Prof. K. Alikutty Musliyar (Samasta Kerala Jammiyathul Ulema), TP Abdullakoya Madani, Dr. MI Majeed Salahi (KNM), MI Abdul Azeez, P. Mujeeb Rahman, Shihab Pukkottur (Jama'at-e-Islami), K. Najeeb Moulavi (Jammiyathul Ulama), Kadakkal Abdul Azeez Moulavi, Thodiyur Mohammed Kunju Moulavi (Dakshina Kerala Jammiyatul Ulama), TK Ashraf (Wisdom Global Islamic Mission), Abdul Latheef Karumbulakkal (Markazudda’awa), Dr. Fasal Gafoor (MES), KP Fasaluddin (MSS), Prof. EP Imbichikoya (Member, Orphanage Control Board) and others.