Kiren Rijiju lashes out at Left over ‘atrocities’ in Kerala

He lauded RSS-BJP workers for battling what he called “rein of terror by the Left” in Kerala.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: August 7, 2016 1:21 am
kiren Rijiju, Kerala, Kerala govt, kerala rss attacked, kerala dalits attacked, kerala dalit attacks, kerala violence, kerala clashes, kerala news, india news Rijiju in New Delhi Friday. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju Saturday accused the Left parties of inflicting violence and atrocities on Dalits and RSS-BJP workers in Kerala. He also warned the Left of appropriate action and said his ministry would extend to the victims. “These atrocities have not been highlighted enough nationally,” he said.

He lauded RSS-BJP workers for battling what he called “rein of terror by the Left” in Kerala. “They are fighting atrocities without picking up arms at a time when some youths in Kerala have been drawn towards political fundamentalists,” he said, in an apparent reference to Islamic State.

He said that while the central leaders of the Left parties are at the forefront of discussing human rights, ideals and values in democratic society, the “reality (in Kerala) is tragic”.

Talking about the grit of RSS-BJP workers facing the Left In Kerala, he said: “To save themselves, to secure positions, people have gone to extreme methods, but I salute the RSS workers and BJP workers, they are fighting without resorting to arms. This is really unique.”

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    Sujay K
    Aug 7, 2016 at 7:14 am
    It is true that the Left has for many years been a destabilising insution in Kerala, and who has been responsible for keeping Kerala backward for decades. They are responsible for many political killings, mainly of RSS cadres. However, at the same time, the role of the RSS in promoting casteism, supersion and empty rituals cannot be forgotten. The RSS wants to create an organised, temple based society in Kerala. They want all castes to regularly visit temples and other 'Hindu' insutions and try to get them organised. In the bargain, they want to come to power in the state. This also means that the so called forward castes in Kerala, the Namboodiris and Nairs can retain their hedgemony in the state. The state BJP chief, Kummanam Rajasekharan, only pays lip service to the cause of Hindu unity in the state. An RSS member, he was earlier the leader of the Hindu organisation 'Hindu Aikya Vedi', that aimed at promoting Hindu unity. But it has to be said that he failed in this attempt miserably. The Hindus in Kerala are very casteist in their mindset, with Nairs thinking of only their welfare, the Namboodiris thinking of only their welfare and the Ezhavas thinking of only their welfare. As such, both the Left and the Right wing parties are responsible for the sorry state of affairs in Kerala.
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