Raghavan, MP, will go on a 24-hour hunger strike on July 12 seeking intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore the Haj embarkation point and service of wide-bodied aircraft at the Calicut International Airport.
Official claim“The official claim is that Calicut airport has a table-top runway and is prone to accidents.
Mr. Raghavan said there were over two lakh Malayalis in Saudi Arabia, most of whom depended on the Calicut airport for their travel.
Why did they allow an embarkation point at the Mangaluru airport, where an aircrash had happened a few years ago?” he asked.
“However, the Haj Bhavan constructed near the airport is lying deserted now after the embarkation point was shifted to Kochi.”The cooperation of other political parties and socio-cultural organisations would be sought to take forward the agitation, he said.
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