PFI leader calls for building egalitarian society

10th foundation day celebrated as Popular Front Day

Popular Front of India (PFI) national executive council member K M Shareef on Friday exhorted the cadre to contribute for building an egalitarian  society.

Speaking at the 10th foundation year of PFI, observed as Popular Front Day at Nehru Maidan here, Shareef wanted the community to make concerted efforts to weed out communalism and fascism from the country.

The influence of communalism has been far-reaching beginning from pre-independence era. It gained pace from 1993 with attempts being made to saffronise the citadel of the society that includes legislative and judiciary, he observed.

Shareef also fulminated demonetisation of high-value currency notes in the name of fight against black money. It has eventually overburdened   common people, he criticised.

Recalling the birth of PFI following an empowerment rally organised at  Palace Grounds in Bengaluru in 1997, Shareef said they had vowed to build a society with equal freedom and justice to all, without compromising with anybody.

Social activist Yogesh Master complimented the cadre for keeping the spirit of movement alive, despite of change in venue of the programme from Ullal to Nehru Ground.

Earlier, PFI members, clad in blue and grey uniform, took out a unity march with band set.

Human Rights activist Abdul Majeed Qasimi, Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) state president Abdul Hannan, Samaja Parivartana Vedike president Dheeman Deekayya, PFI state secretary Ibrahim Majeed Thumbay, Muslim Central Committee (Dakshina Kannada district) vice president Haji Hameed Kandak and other leaders were among those present on the occasion.

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