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.