With the pathetic defeat in recent elections, when the congress dynasty has almost collapsed in India, political parties are trying to find solutions of a front to oppose the BJP. With the results in other states and internal calamities, congress workers in Kerala are seeing other choices too. It is in this context, the Muslim league becomes a major option in Kerala where the Muslim population would soon become a majority. In that case, soon Kerala will have a Mulsim regime, say experts.
Amidst the pathetic fall, the newly-appointed Muslim League state president Sadiqali Shihab Thangal, but ruled out the rumours of the entry of the party into the ruling LDF. He said they are just ‘fables’. Thangal was talking to the media after taking charge as the party president. He also said that League will resist communal organisations while the Muslim League in Kerala itself has been a communal organisation.
If there is a situation when the Muslim league replace Congress in the state, Kerala will be ruled by a Muslim government, members of other communities are afraid that will be a threat to their existence. Islam, known for its extremist stances and its eagerness to impose sharia laws in the areas where they rule could pose danger to other religions which would pave way for a movement similar to that of Kashmir.
Islam is the second-largest practised religion in Kerala (26.56%) next to Hinduism. The calculated Muslim population (Indian Census, 2011) in Kerala state is 8,873,472. When Hindus go ahead with their policy of 1 child in a family, the number of children in Muslim families are 8-10 in certain areas of Kerala including Kasaragod. If this continues, the state will soon become of Muslim majority, statistics indicate.
The fact is that the present situation in Kerala is irreversible. A state that cherishes a rich cultural heritage is becoming a place where the drug mafia and underworld has started having a strong influence in major cities. The recent incidents from metros like Kochi gives us a clear indication. All that we could await is a miracle that would change the fate of Kerala which is perhaps a distant dream!