Indian Union Muslim League
(IUML) (Commonly referred as the League) is a state political party
in the state of Kerala
. The chief support base of the party falls inside northern and central Kerala
. Note that since the name 'Indian Union Muslim League' is registered at the Electoral Commission by a splinter-group of the party, the party contests elections as the Muslim League Kerala State Committee
The League is a powerful pro-Muslim community oriented party, which was started as Muslim League prior to Independence, yet decided to remain their allegiance to Indian Union after Independence, when the original Muslim League went to Pakistan. The IUML-Kerala unit is the only Muslim League unit, which declared its allegiance and loyalty to India, hence became a state party, in post-independent India. The party has strongholds mostly in Muslim dominated districts like Kozhikode
. They form the second largest party within UDF.
The mass population of E. K. Sunnis
, the largest faction among the Muslims of Kerala in terms of number of followers, always support Indian Union Muslim League. The supreme leader of E. K. Sunnis, Panakkad Sayed Hyderali Shihab Thangal
, is the president of Kerala state unit of Indian Union Muslim League. This unofficial support is cause of the repeating election victories of Indian Union Muslim League candidates from Muslim dense districts.
The party participated in the ouster of the first Communist Party of India
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