Political violence: CPM approaches Human Rights Commission

Demanding a probe, CPM provided details of party workers killed and injured in RSS attacks.

Published: 11th August 2017 01:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2017 09:37 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Building up a defence against alleged political violence by the BJP-RSS, the CPM on Thursday approached the National Human Rights Commission - which is on a sitting in the state capital to probe into political violence - with exhaustive details of party workers killed and injured in RSS attacks.

In a detailed representation, CPM state chief Kodiyeri Balakrishnan requested the Commission to visit families of its workers killed in the violence.

Killings and atrocities from any side are intolerable, Kodiyeri said elaborating on incidents of violence in the last one year. A national-level propaganda has begun alleging CPM has been unleashing unilateral violence in Kerala, he said.

He also attached lists of houses, vehicles and party offices attacked by the RSS in each district along with party workers injured in each district. A total of 13 people including CPM workers were killed by the RSS in the last 15 months. More than 250 CPM workers were injured in attacks by RSS, 83 households, more than 75 party offices and 26 vehicles were destroyed. Besides, 3 ambulances were attacked and destroyed at Kannur, Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram districts, he said.

There were attacks against banks in Kannur and Thrissur districts. Houses of three corporation councillors were attacked  recently in Thiruvananthapuram. The residence of CPM state secretary was also not spared, Kodiyeri said.

“Sreejan Babu, an auto driver at Eranjoli, Thalassery was seriously injured in an RSS attack. Now hospitalised at Kozhikode, he is struggling for life. Aravindan of Panur, a former BJP office-bearer who recently associated with the CPM was brutally attacked. They tried to chop off his legs. He is still in hospital. He is the sole bread winner of his family,” Kodiyeri said.

Assuring to furnish more details of the violence, Kodiyeri urged the NHRC to conduct a detailed enquiry into the incidents. 

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