Putting further pressure on Kerala government, BJP calls for AFSPA in Kannur

In an apparent move to step up pressure on the ruling CPM, the Union government was urged to impose the act.

Published: 11th September 2016 03:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2016 03:28 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In an apparent move to step up pressure on the ruling CPM, the Union government was urged to impose the Armed Forces Special Powers Act(AFSPA) in Kannur.

BJP state Intellectual Cell convener T G Mohandas, who made the demand in a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, cited the high incidence of violence as well as the terrorist and fake currency rackets to justify the call.

“The party in power gives patronage to the perpetrators of the violence and its state secretary is openly advocating the use of violent methods through his call for revenge killings. There is total law and order collapse in Kannur and the state machinery has failed to deal with the situation and all criminals receive political patronage,” he alleged.

However, when contacted Mohandas told Express that he  made the plea to the Centre in his personal capacity.

According to the missive, the deployment of Central forces was necessary to restore normalcy and to protect the life and liberty of citizens of the state as well to check the terrorist and anti-national activities emanating from the district.

The state BJP leader also claimed that police officials had expressed their helplessness to restore normalcy to Kannur.

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