Casteism in the Kerala Muslim Community, DPJC strongly objects

The Dalit Pasmanda Justice Collective (DPJC) has, in a tweet, strongly objected to a prevalent instance of casteism by the Puthoorpally Muslim Jama-ath" mosque in Changanassery, Kerala; a letter sent by the Secretary of the Masjid Committee directs exclusion of Dalits Muslims from a meeting, stating that “traditionally your ancestors were prohibited from attenting the general meeting”
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This is a letter sent by the secretary of a Masjid committee expressing opposition to the participation of a Dalit Muslim in their public meeting held by the “Puthoorpally Muslim Jama-ath” mosque in Changanassery, Kerala. It was tweeted by the DPJC strongly objecting to the casteism in sections of the Muslim community in Kerala. A letter was sent by the secretary of masjid committee to restrict a Dalit Muslim to attend public meeting held by “Puthoorpally Muslim Jamaath” mosque in Changanassery, Kerala.

The DPCJP has condemned this act of caste discrimination.

The letter, original in Malayalam is translated to state, “Traditionally, your ancestors were prohibited from attending this general meeting. Therefore, your participation in the meeting is canceled, and you should not attend this meeting in the future.”

The DPJC has demanded that the “Kerala government and police should take strong action against these hate-mongers who hold casteist/racist beliefs. Otherwise, we will take action against them in our own manner.” The tweet has tagged @CMOKerala @SPC_Kerala @TheKeralaPolice @VinayRatanSingh @BhimArmyChief



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