The previous leaders of the Indian Union Muslim League’s dissolved ladies college students’ wing Wednesday got here out strongly in opposition to the occasion, saying it’s answerable for the sexual insult they confronted from its male scholar members in addition to the ensuing trauma.
The previous Haritha leaders additionally stated they might proceed to struggle throughout the IUML as they felt political ideology was extra necessary than particular person leaders.
IUML had disbanded the state committee of Haritha final week after its leaders refused to withdraw a sexual harassment criticism filed with the state ladies’s fee in opposition to three MSF leaders, together with its president P Ok Navas. The management of IUML, a Congress ally, first froze the committee earlier than disbanding it.
Talking to the media in Kozhikode, Haritha’s former state normal secretary Najma Thabsheera stated the ladies staff of MSF worth their self-respect. “We have been compelled to file a criticism with IUML solely due to the gravity of the insult we had confronted from MSF leaders. Like every other girl, we additionally worth self-respect. On the assembly of MSF, its state president had referred to a Haritha member as a prostitute. He stated each prostitute would have her justification. Is it not sexual harassment and insult? We had moved a criticism with IUML and waited for 50 days earlier than approaching the ladies’s fee,” she stated.
One other ex-office bearer, Mufeeda Thesni, stated the IUML had disenchanted its ladies staff. “The leaders didn’t act on our criticism. After we complained to the IUML leaders, our colleagues confronted insults on social media. The IUML management is answerable for the trauma we had confronted,’’ she stated.
The Haritha leaders additionally lashed out at IUML state normal secretary P M A Salam, saying he painted them as ladies wandering about in Kozhikode. “We’ve been threatened by a cyber goon in MSF, who stated he had images and movies of Haritha leaders. He claimed if these visuals have been launched, they might be compelled to finish their lives. Regardless of repeated complaints at numerous ranges within the IUML, we have been denied justice,’’ stated one of many leaders.