Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

CPI (M) event will bring together a Gujarat riot victim and an accused

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Posted: March 1, 2014 3:19 pm | Updated: March 1, 2014 3:22 pm

Qutubuddin Ansari, a Gujarat riots victim,  and Ashok Mochi, a man who allegedly burnt 40 houses during the riots, will share the dais at an event in Kerala on March 3rd.

Ansari and Mochi will be attending a seminar on “a decade of genocide” organized by the Co-ordination Committee of Minority Organizations, floated by CPI (M), at Taliparamba in Kannur.

CPI (M) politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan will inaugurate the seminar, in which a Malayalam version of Ansari’s life will be released.

With his folded hands and a face etched with fear, Ansari became the iconic image of Gujarar riots. Armed with an iron stick and shouting anti-Muslim slogans, Mochi’s image has gone down in history as the symbolic figure of a perpetrator of the riot.

In October last year, the CPI (M) had brought Ansari to Kozhikode in Kerala for the launch of a magazine, Mukhyadhara,  written by pro-Left Muslim writers.

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