Indian National League

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Indian National League
PresidentMuhammad Suleman
General Secretary
FounderEbrahim Sulaiman Sait
Founded23 April 1994 (29 years ago) (1994-04-23)
Split fromIndian Union Muslim League
Student wingNational Students' League
Youth wingNational Youth League
National affiliationLeft Democratic Front
Legislative Assembly
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Indian National League (I. N. L.) is an Indian political party. The party was formed in 1994 at the Ivane Galib Hall in Delhi.

The party founder is Ibrahim Sulaiman Sait. The party operates in various states.[1] In Kerala, the party is currently a member of the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF).[1] The party's president is professor Mohammed Sulaiman. Its general secretary is Ahmed Devarkovil (Kerala) and Muzammil Husain Delhi.

Ibrahim Sulaiman Sait, then national president of the Indian Union Muslim League, rebelled against the party and formed the Indian National League in the mid-1990s (over the Babri Masjid dispute).[1][2] The move was in protest against the decision of the party to continue with the Indian National Congress-led United Democratic Front alliance government in Kerala.[3]

P. T. A. Rahim joined this party in 2019 he represents the Kunnamangalam Constituency for Indian National League in Kerala Legislative Assembly.


INL was accused of homophobia after its youth wing put up posters calling homosexuals 'cultural terrorists' and demanding death sentence for gays after Supreme Court of India recriminalized homosexuality in 2013. The posters resurfaced in 2016 after the Orlando nightclub shooting.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Madampat, Shajahan (11 April 2019). "The Importance of IUML". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 12 June 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  2. Chiriyankandath, James (1 July 1996). "Changing Muslim Politics in Kerala". Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. 16 (2): 257–271. doi:10.1080/13602009608716342. ISSN 1360-2004.
  3. "Muslim League in Kerala". Economic and Political Weekly. 55 (7): 7–8. 5 June 2015.
  4. "Madurai Muslim party wants death sentence for gays, calls them cultural terrorists". The News Minute.
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