Kerala: Govt taking stern action on violence between CPM, BJP activists, says CM

It was also decided to install CCTVs in areas prone to violence.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: November 21, 2016 6:26 pm
kerala violence, kerala political violence, pinarayi vijayan, cpi(M) bjp violence, kerala BJP worker death, Kerala CPI(M) worker death Pinarayi Vijayan, CM of Kerala meets CPI leaders including their chief D Raja at the CPI HQ in New Delhi on saturday. Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal

An all-party meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday resolved to work for permanent peace in the northern parts of Kerala, especially Kannur district, which has witnessed political clashes mainly between CPI(M) and BJP activists after the Assembly polls. “The government received full support and cooperation from all political party leaders who attended the meeting, to ensure peace and end violence,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said after the meeting.

He said the state government had assured that stern action would be taken against persons indulging in political violence, irrespective of their party affiliations.

“It was agreed by all parties that they will denounce those who indulge in violence and breach the peace process. Steps would be taken to end the activities of certain groups and outfits in places of worship,” Vijayan said.

It was also decided to install CCTVs in areas prone to violence.

Police would conduct searches and raids to recover country-made bombs and arms being manufactured locally, he said adding party leaders stated that production of arms and bombs in certain places was still continuing.

State ministers Kadanapally Ramachandran and K K Shyalaja, both from Kannur, took part in the meet.

BJP state chief Kummanom Rajasekharan, CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, KPCC president V M Sudheeran, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, CPI state secretary Kannam Rajedran were among the prominent political figures in the meeting.

DGP Loknath Behra and Home Secretary Nalini Netto also attended the meeting, held as a follow up to the series of
peace meets held at local and regional levels.

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  1. P
    Nov 21, 2016 at 2:49 pm
    Will this ever bring peace there? The biggest violence on opponents of his party happens in his own village and his party goondas did not spare even his distant relatives, just because they happen to be BJP supporters. First of all, he should order maintenance of peace in areas where communists take it as party village and give freedom to the people to work for the party they belong.
    1. M
      Nov 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm
      Why is violence so high in areas where Marxists are in a majority, like Kannur District of Kerala and Marxist majority districts of West Bengal? Is Marxist ideology so hollow that they have to violently react to criticism or opposing view points. Marxists of Kannur of Kerala should try to intellectually and democractically debate and argue to prove your ideology or gracefully accept that from USSR to Eastern Europe to China to Latin America, Communism as an ideology has bitterly failed and has been consigned to the dustbin of History.