Protesting attack on Yechury, CPI(M) arm tries to disrupt Javadekar function

Press Trust of India Kasaragod | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 08, 2017

Union HRD Minister was in Kerala for an event of the Central varsity there

Activists of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of the ruling CPI(M), on Thursday tried to disrupt a function here in which Union Minister Prakash Javadekar participated.

They were protesting the alleged manhandling of CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday by two workers of a right-wing outfit, ahead of a press meet at the AKG Bhawan in New Delhi.

Some DYFI workers suddenly emerged from the audience during the graduation ceremony at the Central University of Kerala and waved black flags at the HRD Minister, while raising slogans against the BJP government at the Centre, police said.

Though the DYFI workers tried to get close to the stage when the Minister was about to begin his speech, they were soon arrested and removed from the venue, they said.

The protesters entered the venue pretending to be students, a senior police officer said, adding that the function went ahead without any disruption.

Cutting across party lines, political leaders, including those from the Congress and the BJP, had condemned Wednesday’s attack on Yechury.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan alleged that it was a pre-planned attack by Sangh Parivar forces.

Published on June 08, 2017
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