Showing posts with label Kerala. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kerala. Show all posts

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Centre seeks report from Kerala government on BJP worker's murder

Centre seeks report from Kerala government on BJP worker's murder

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New Delhi, Oct 13: The central government on Thursday sought a report from the Kerala government on the killing of a 25-year-old BJP activist in Kannur district.

In a communication, the Union Home Ministry has asked the state government to provide details of the incident and steps taken to nab and punish those responsible for the incident. 

BJP activist Ramith was allegedly hacked to death at a village in Dharmadam, the home constituency of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in Kannur district on Wednesday.

The Home Ministry has also asked the Kerala government to inform it about the steps taken for security of political workers in the state, official sources said here.

The BJP organised a statewide 'bandh' in Kerala on Thursday to protest the killing of its party activist, which they alleged have been done due to "political vendetta".

BJP President Amit Shah had on Wednesday said: "Murder of Ramith in Pinarayi's home town is disturbing. Attacks on BJP karyakartas (workers) in Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's home constituency is a matter of grave concern and smacks of political vendetta." 

The BJP President also said that Ramith's father Chavassery Uttaman was also killed in 2002 in a similar manner.
BJP calls for Kerala bandh after worker's murder, demands CBI probe

BJP calls for Kerala bandh after worker's murder, demands CBI probe


Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, Oct 12: The BJP called for a protest shutdown in Kerala on Thursday and demanded a CBI probe after one of its activists was murdered on Wednesday allegedly by CPI-M members in Pinarayi village in Kannur district.

The BJP also accused the state's Left Democratic Front government and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of unleashing "political terrorism" in Kerala.

Condemning the murder of Remith, a 26-year-old driver, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah alleged "political vendetta" was the reason for the attacks on party workers in the southern state. 

"Murder of Remith in Pinarayi is disturbing. Attacks on BJP karyakartas (workers) in Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's home constituency is a matter of grave concern and smacks of political vendetta," Shah said on Twitter.

The BJP President said Remith's father Chavassery Uttaman was similarly killed in 2002. 

"I strongly condemn this gruesome murder and call upon all leaders across the political spectrum and national and regional media to join in this condemnation as violence has no place in a democratic country," Shah later said in a statement in Delhi.

"The repeated occurrence of political violence in Kannur district and in the native village of the Chief Minister clearly shows these are sponsored killings by the Marxist cadres with the Chief Minister's active patronage," he added.

Shah demanded that the investigation into the murder of Remith be expeditiously handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation by the Kerala government.

Remith was attacked in front of a petrol pump in Pinarayi, a police official said. The crime spot is near Chief Minister Vijayan's house. 

Remith's murder followed the killing of 52-year-old CPI-M grassroots leader K. Mohanan, who was hacked to death by suspected Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activists on Monday.

Both murders took place in Vijayan's Dharmadom constituency.

BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narsimha Rao accused the Chief Minister of patronising criminals. 

"One can clearly make out that this is political terrorism unleashed by the LDF goons with the blessings and support of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. When the Chief Minister's patronage is available to criminals, you can see the mayhem they can unleash," he said in Delhi. 

Rao said the ruling UDF led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist was unleashing terror on its political rivals as it was unnerved by the Bharatiya Janata Party's rise in the state.

"Unnerved by the BJP's rise as well as to divert attention from the corruption in Kerala, these attacks are being orchestrated," Rao said. 

"The state government has not only failed to preserve law and order but actively participated to wreck it. We demand the LDF government and the Chief Minister to immediately hand over the murder probe to the CBI," the BJP spokesperson said.

The bandh announcement was made by state Bharatiya Janata Party President Kummanem Rajashekeran. 

Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala called upon the CPI-M and the BJP to end the politics of murder.

"The situation in Kannur has turned worse and people are living in fear over the way the two parties are taking on each other," Chennithala said. "The police appear to have lost control of the situation."

Ever since the Left government assumed office in Kerala in May, four BJP and three CPI-M workers have been killed in Kannur district.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

BJP calls for shutdown in Kerala

BJP calls for shutdown in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 12: The BJP has called a shutdown in Kerala on Thursday to protest against the murder of a party activist in Kannur on Wednesday morning allegedly by CPI-M members.

The announcement was made by state Bharatiya Janata Party President Kummanem Rajashekeran. 

He said Remith, a 26-year-old driver, was murdered near the house of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

He was attacked in front of a petrol pump in Pinarayi village, a police official said.

Remith's father was also murdered earlier by the workers of the Communist Party of India-Marxist, Rajashekeran said.

The murder followed the killing of 52-year-old CPI-M grassroot leader K. Mohanan, who was hacked to death by suspected Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists on Monday.

Both murders took place in Vijayan's Dharmadom constituency.

Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala called upon the CPI-M and the BJP to end the politics of murder.

"The situation in Kannur has turned worse and people are living in fear over the way the two parties are taking on each other," Chennithala said. "The police appear to have lost control of the situation."

Since Vijayan assumed office in May, four BJP and three CPI-M workers have been eliminated in Kannur district.

Monday, October 10, 2016

CPI-M worker killed in Kerala

CPI-M worker killed in Kerala

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New Delhi, Oct 10: The CPI-M condemned the brutal murder of one of its leaders in Kerala "by RSS hoodlums" on Monday and accused the RSS and its affiliates of launching murderous attacks on the Left.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist said a group of heavily armed RSS activists entered a toddy shop where K. Mohanan, 52, was working and hacked him to death.

Around 30-40 sharp wounds were inflicted on his body, a CPI-M statement said. This, it said, was the second murder of a CPI-M worker in Dharmadom constituency represented by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Earlier, RSS workers had attacked a CPI-M victory procession in the same constituency on the day of vote counting, leading to the death of CPI-M worker Ravindranath, it said.

The party urged police to speedily arrest the culprits responsible for the latest murder.

"This heinous murder took place even as a motley group of BJP workers marched to the CPI-M headquarters in Delhi, purportedly to protest (against) the attacks on RSS workers in Kerala," the statement said.

"The fact is that in Kerala it is the CPI-M and other constituents of the
LDF that have been at the receiving end of the murderous attacks mounted 
by the RSS and its outfits. 

"In the short duration that the current LDF government has been in office, 
as many as six CPI-M workers have been killed and around 300 of its members injured in brutal attacks launched by the RSS. 

"Thirty-five offices of the party have been attacked and destroyed and 80 houses of party workers attacked and damaged," the CPI-M said.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Uri Attack, the beginning of war against terrorism: Amit Shah

Uri Attack, the beginning of war against terrorism: Amit Shah

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Kozhikode (Kerala), Sep 26: BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said the Uri terror attack last week was not a "result" but the beginning of India's war against terrorism, and added that ultimately the country will succeed in this fight.

Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party's National Council meet here, Shah also issued a statement on the Uri terror attack, condemning Pakistan and vowing to win the fight against Islamabad-sponsored terrorism.

"Lambi ladai hai jo hum par hamare padosi desh dwara thopi gayee hai. Uri hamla padav matra hai, parinaam nahi. Antim vijay hamari hogi (This is a long fight, foisted upon us by our neighbouring country. The Uri terror attack is but a stage (padav) and not a result. The final victory will be ours)," Shah said in the statement.

The statement was unanimously adopted by the National Council without any discussion.

Shah said the BJP has taken this attack very seriously.

"The country is determined to give a befitting reply to the Pakistan-sponsored terrorism," he said.

"During last eight months, 117 terrorists were killed, our soldiers foiled 17 attempts of infiltration and the Uri attack was a result of their frustration," Shah said.

Supporting the government's actions to isolate Pakistan internationally, he said that Islamabad has been isolated internationally.

"Howsoever long the fight against terrorism would go, we are ready to fight and we will win it," Shah added.

Dubbing terrorism as a threat to democracy and humanity, Shah said terrorism itself is an offender of human rights.

"If terrorism becomes state policy of any country, it is not less than a war crime. Pakistan today is supporting terrorism openly as its state policy and is also sponsoring it," he said, adding that India has been a victim of this policy of Pakistan since long.

"We have faced many such terror attacks. Pakistan has also supported the separatist movement in Kashmir."

Shah affirmed that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of the country and no one can separate it from India.

"For peace, we are ready to hold discussion with everybody but not with those who have no faith or belief in the Indian Constitution. Peace talks can't be held with those who don't believe in our Constitution," he asserted.

The BJP President's statement described Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech at the United Nation General Assembly as open proof that the neighbouring country openly advocates terrorism.

"The world was taken aback when he (Sharif) dubed a Hizbul terrorist as a peaceful youth. Pakistan prepares terrorists by investing crores of dollars and sends them around the world for spreading terrorism. It has emerged as a centre of global terrorism."

He said the BJP and NDA government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against terrorism, and appealed to the people of the country and all political parties to extend support in this battle.