Qatar KMCC Kozhikode District Committee Women Wing was the organizer of the event. Fatima Tahlia, who came to participate in the program as the chief guest, was welcomed by the organizers at the airport. An excerpt of Fatima’s speech against the Single Civil Code was included in a video as part of the campaign for the event. This is said to have angered the embassy.
A journalist in Qatar, Ashraf Thuneri, wrote on Facebook that the KMCC leaders, who were afraid of the cancellation of the affiliation, kept Fatima from the program. He also revealed that the leaders told Fatima not to disclose that the program was changed as per the instructions of the embassy. Fatima, who is currently in Qatar, will return to Kerala the next day.
He was supposed to participate as the chief guest in a program organized by the name of ‘Embrace-2024′ at the Indian Cultural Center in Abu Hamour, Qatar. “It is not only Muslims who will be outraged by the Uniform Civil Code. BJP should remember. It is impractical to implement Uniform Civil Code by entangling the people, tribals, tribals and hill tribes in North Eastern states. This is the biggest crisis to implement the Uniform Civil Code…’ was the part in the video.
Ashraf Thuneri revealed that a high-ranking officer in charge of the social organization of the embassy threatened Fatima not to speak at the event, citing this speech. Senior KMCC leaders and ICC officials were warned. Ashraf wrote that the frightened leaders skilfully excluded Fatima from the program and told the ranks that Fatima was suffering from a sore throat and fever and had lied to the rank and file. He also asks how ‘democratic-secular-unity-in-diversity’ has tarnished the Indian embassy, saying that a single civil code would affect all.
“Some time ago former MLA M Swaraj, Sudha Menon, Sunil P Ilayat and many other speakers spoke very harshly against the Sangh Parivar in the same ICC, but a KMCC leader did not raise his tongue to ask why the ban only affects Tahlia, which they had nothing to do with. He also noted that the greats who told their media friends that the matter should not be leaked any time soon.
KMCC Kozhikode district women’s wing is getting operational. Join us on Thursday 8th February at 6pm at the ICC Ashoka Hall! Fatima shared the video post and the photo of the leaders receiving after reaching Doha.