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National rights body asks Centre, Kerala for report on Kannur political violence

| Updated on: Nov 01, 2016

The National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Union Home Secretary, the Kerala Chief Secretary and the State’s DGP on the political violence in Kannur.

The report needs to be submitted in two weeks, the NHRC notice issued on Monday said. The notice was in response to a complaint filed by Delhi-based activist Shine P Saidhar, who alleged that the CPI(M), its leaders and workers were causing irreparable misery and damage to the life and property of innocent human beings, particularly in Kannur district. He said the CPI(M) had been perpetrating violence across the State and had used the services of its youth wing (DYFI), its trade union (CITU), and student wing SFI to this end.

In Kannur, their main targets were workers of the RSS and BJP. The RSS has increasingly acquired respectability in the State’s social fabric, which has not been to the liking of the CPI(M), the complainant alleged.

He has also stated in detail the incidents from 1969 wherein the CPI(M) has victimised many persons, of which a vast majority are RSS and BJP workers.

Of these, 180 have happened after May 2016, when the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front assumed office in the State.

Published on January 15, 2018

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