Topic: Najmal Babu
Malayalam writer Kamal C Chavara says he’s embracing Islam in protest against the cremation of Najmal Babu, a Muslim convert who was formerly TN Joy. Joy, who has been an activist until the end of his life embraced Islam in 2015.
Najmal had earlier said he wanted his body to be cremated as per Muslim customs at the Cheraman Juma Masjid, Kodungallur and it was written by him in a handwritten letter. However, his final wish was not fulfilled as his family members decided and supported the move to cremate his body in a ploy.