The Act had stoked deep resentment in the Muslim community. Their main concern was that if the Act was implemented the non-faithful could find themselves in a position to control the affairs of the Board.
The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has crossed a major milestone with Panakkad Sayyid Sadiq Ali Shihab Thangal taking over as the new president of its Kerala unit. Sadiq Ali Thangal makes his stand clear on various issues affecting the party.
MT Vasudevan Nair notes how Panakkad Muhammadali Shihab Thangal had come as a message of peace and brotherhood in the wake of the Babri Masjid incident, helping quell riots mushrooming in Kerala like it did in the rest of the country.