The previous leaders of the Indian Union Muslim League’s dissolved girls college students’ wing Wednesday got here out strongly towards 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 combat inside the IUML as they felt political ideology was extra vital than particular person leaders.
IUML had disbanded the state committee of Haritha final week after its leaders refused to withdraw a sexual harassment grievance filed with the state girls’s fee towards 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 common secretary Najma Thabsheera stated the ladies staff of MSF worth their self-respect. “We had been pressured to file a grievance with IUML solely due to the gravity of the insult we had confronted from MSF leaders. Like another 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 grievance 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 girls staff. “The leaders didn’t act on our grievance. 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 common secretary P M A Salam, saying he painted them as girls wandering about in Kozhikode. “We’ve got been threatened by a cyber goon in MSF, who stated he had photographs and movies of Haritha leaders. He claimed if these visuals had been launched, they might be pressured to finish their lives. Regardless of repeated complaints at numerous ranges within the IUML, we had been denied justice,’’ stated one of many leaders.