Kerala BJP calls for shutdown on Thursday over murder of activist

There has been a string of political killings in Kerala as BJP-RSS workers clash with CPM workers on a regular basis.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 12, 2016 3:14 pm
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The Kerala unit of the BJP has called for a shutdown in the state after a party activist was hacked to death on Wednesday at Pinarayi town of Kannur district. The party has called for the shutdown to be observed from 6 am to 6 pm on Thursday.

BJP activist Ramit’s murder follows the killing of a CPM member on Monday. There has been a string of political killings in Kerala as BJP-RSS workers clash with CPM workers on a regular basis.

Wednesday’s incident marks seventh such killing this year so far. Responding to it, Kerala BJP spokesperson MS Kumar told news agency ANI: “Very unfortunate report from Kannur that a BJP activist was killed by CPM terrorist; we strongly protest this.”

Reportedly Rambit’s father was also killed by CPM workers in 2002.