Karunanidhi's secularism

Friend of Muslims

Print edition : August 31, 2018

M. Karunanidhi and senior leaders of the DMK, Durai Murugan and K. Anbazhagan, hearing songs being rendered by Nagoor Hanifa at the DMK zonal-level conference held at Kottaipatti in Dindigul district on March 12, 2005. Photo: K. Ganesan

April 13, 1973: Karunanidhi accorded a warm reception by the Muslim community of Thanjavur district, in Thanjavur. Anbil P. Dharmalingam, Local Administration Minister, is on his right. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

June 5, 1989: Karunanidhi paying homage at the samadhi of Quaid-e-Millath in Chennai. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Karunanidhi flanked by Hyder Ali, secretary, and M.H. Jawahirullah, president of the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam, at the function to felicitate the Chief Minister for his announcement of reservation for the Muslim community, in Chennai on November 24, 2007. Photo: M. Vedhan

Quaid-e-Millath.

M. Karunanidhi has had an extraordinary bond with the Muslim community of Tamil Nadu and took an active interest in its welfare despite the fact that the Muslim vote can make no significant difference in electoral politics.
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