THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Rural Development Minister K C Joseph has said the High Court ruling that “being a Maoist is no crime” will give a wrong message to society.
“We cannot forget that large number of policemen were killed or injured in the country in Maoist attacks. The High Court stand favouring Maoists is a matter of grave concern. It will have serious repercussion on society,” he said.
Joseph was speaking after inaugurating the state committee meeting of the Kerala Police Association as part of the organisation’s 32nd annual conference which began here on Sunday.
Association state president K S Chandranandan presided over the function. Shashi Tharoor MP, Intelligence ADGP A Hemachandran, Rural Police Chief K Shafeen Ahmed, Deputy Police Commissioner P Ashok Kumar, KPA former state president Balakrishnan Puthiyedath, former state general secretary K Bhaskaran, office-bearers P V Joseph, M A Raghunath, K V Gireesh Kumar, Vinod Joseph, V Sathikumar, G Aneesh, R Ratheesh Kumar spoke.
State general secretary G R Ajith presented the annual report.
Seminars, women’s meeting and a cultural meeting are organised as part of the conference being held at the Alakapuri auditorium.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the public meeting and Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala the delegates meeting at the valedictory function to be held at Girideepam convention centre at Nalanchira in Thiruvananthapuam on Tuesday.