ALUVA: Condemning the alleged police atrocities on women, children and aged persons under the guise of raids to nab the accused in the teacher assault case, the state leaders of the National Women’s Front (NWF), the women’s wing of the Popular Front of India (PFI), said the police were creating panic and terror in the Muslim community.
In a hurriedly convened press conference here on Monday, NWF state secretary Raihanath said the right to protest and express grievances in a peaceful manner was denied to a section of society by imposing a ban on conducting the march to the office of the Superintendent of Police in Aluva and Moovattupuzha.
She said the same police had allowed the RSS and BJP activists to conduct a rally which had threatened and abused a community.
This is a double-standard attitude of police, she added.
The NWF leaders said the police, on the pretext of raids late in the night, manhandled women in their houses.
They said the police took photographs of the women and threatened to kidnap their children if the men did not surrender.
A large number of policemen had entered the houses and destroyed furniture, wardrobes and beds pretending to recover CDs and documents.
The NWF has lodged petitions with the Inspector- General of Police, which they say, is of no use. ‘ strong police force, both in mufti and uniform, were present outside the Press Forum here, where the conference was held. NWF Ernakulam district president Sheeba Sageer and secretary Sunaina were present