Popular Front’s Intellectuals Meet held at Goa

Popular Front of India, Goa organised an Intellectuals Meet on ‘Empowerment of Community and the Challenges’ on Sunday, 6th Oct, 2013 at 7 pm at Gulmohar Baug, Verna. Muslims representing Various Organisations, Educationists, Activists, Economists etc.. participated in the Meet.

The Meet started with recitation of Quranic verses by Mufti Hanif Ahrar, Mr. Sayed Iftiyaz-President of Popular Front of India, Goa welcomed the dignitories on and off the Dais. He spoke in detail about the Activities carried out by Popular Front of India, Goa like Medical Camps, Agitations/Dharnas against Injustice, School Chalo Programme, Legal Awareness Camps, Career Guidance, Social Justice Conference, Independence & Liberation Days etc..

The key note Speaker for the Meet was Mr. Anis Ahmed, National Executive member of Popular Front of India, who introduced & explained the work carried out by Popular Front of India to the Intellectuals present.

He said that “Popular Front is a dynamic movement which has come up from among the Muslim community to assertively strive for the rights of all the marginalized sections. Popular Front has successively conveyed the message to the masses that we should overcome the various dependencies and break away the shackles of inferiority complex. We firmly believe that our the agenda before the marginalized sections should be an inclusive agenda like Total Empowerment”

Speaking on the Occasion, Mr K.M. Sharief-Chairman of Popular Front of India said that “One of our important responsibility is to establish justice in our society. In all time there must be people who call the society towards good and also strive to stop injustice. Unfortunately this noble responsibility was ignored for a very long time due to which we see so much atrocities and problems arising in our society. The people striving for justice should always have a clear stand against the forces who propagate hatred and violence towards weaker sections. Accepting and compromising with the ideology of fascist forces is indeed against human values.”

In the interaction session, Muslim Intellectuals put-forth lot of Questions & Queries. Some wanted to know ‘What was Popular Front of India’s stand on coming Loksabha elections in the Country’? Mr. K.M. Sharief said that, We are a People’s movement and whatever the People decide for their Constituency(Party/Candidate) We are with them.

One-off the Question asked was about the news item appearing in Daily newspapers & Electronic Media ‘8 youth from Shafi Masjid area in Baina going missing and Tara Kerkar making hue & cry without having any evidences’. Mr Anis Ahmed said that, Popular Front of India will seat with local Muslim Activists who fighting for this case & provide all possible assistance in solving the issue.

Mr. Shaikh Abdul Rauf proposed the Vote of thanks and the Meet was compered by Mr. Muzaffar Shaikh.

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