Prof T J Joseph, the first victim of Popular Front of India’s atrocities, was in the TNIE office on the day the Union government imposed a ban on the extremist outfit.
PFI members had chopped off Joseph’s hand in 2010 alleging he committed blasphemy in a question paper he set.
Many of the victims of the PFI's attacks are no longer alive, Professor TJ Joseph said, while adding that he would like to observe silence in solidarity with those victims.
A decade later, he published his memoir, Attupokatha Ormakal, in which he shared his trauma and hope for a world order.
Addressing a programme organised by the rationalist group of Essence Global here on Sunday, Prof TJ Joseph said such a move is essential to stop indoctrination of children.
Shafeeq is the 30th accused in the case and is allegedly a conspirator in the crime.