Kerala: Muslim family boycotted over marrying daughter in Christian family

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In a shocking incident, a Muslim family was allegedly boycotted by a mosque committee over inter-caste marriage in Kerala’s Malappuram district.

A mosque committee in Kerala has called for a boycott of a Muslim man and his family for marrying their daughter into a Christian family.

It was reported that the mosque committee issued a circular on October 18 asking the members not to cooperate with Kunnummel Youseph, marry off his daughter to a Christian family.

A circular which was printed in Malayalam reads, “Since Kunnummal Yusuf has agreed to his daughter’s wedding to a non-Muslim, we have decided that people need not cooperate with his family, neither for mosque-related affairs nor for other matters”.

The couple registered their marriage on October 19 at a local office of the state registration department.

The Muslim girl was married to a Christian youth Tiso Tomy, who hails from Nilambur in Malappuram.

In a statement, a CPI(M) area committee member said, “As a result of the boycott call, none from the Muslim families under the Kondiparamba masjid turned up. Even, Jaseela’s friends did not attend the event fearing the diktat of the community leadership. However, our other Muslim friends, a section of relatives, party workers and a lot of non-Muslims attended the function”.

The marriage reportedly took place on October 20 under the Special Marriages Act, where a 26-year-old Jaseela married Tiso Tomy in Kerala.

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