Rajnath asks Chandy to stop political killings in Kerala

Manoj was killed when an unidentified gang attacked him in politically-volatile Kannur district on Monday.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:September 2, 2014 3:04 pm
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh telephoned Chandy following murder of E Manoj and discussed with him the killings of political and social activists in Kerala. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh telephoned Chandy following murder of E Manoj and discussed with him the killings of political and social activists in Kerala.

Voicing concern over killing of a RSS activist in Kannur, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asked Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to take strict action to stop political killings in the state.

Singh telephoned Chandy following murder of E Manoj and discussed with him the killings of political and social activists in Kerala.

“The Home Minister has expressed concern over the murder of social activist Manoj and asked the Kerala Chief Minister to take strict action to stop such political killings,” a Home Ministry official said.

The Chief Minister conveyed to the Home Minister that a team of high level officials have rushed to the spot to probe into the incident.

Chandy also assured Singh that he would convene an all-party meet to discuss the issue of political killings in Kerala.

Manoj was killed when an unidentified gang attacked him in politically-volatile Kannur district yesterday.

The RSS activist was waylaid on a road by the gang which threw a country-made bomb at him and then hacked him to death before fleeing from the area, police said.

RSS-BJP leaders alleged that the CPI(M) was behind the killing and gave a call for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the state
today.

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    Anuradha Kalhan
    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    Kerala, should stand apart in India as an alternative to the barbarian, mercenary monoculture gripping the country. Each Mallayali must know how lucky they are to belong to and live in a genuinely inclusive, intellectually alive,socially diverse, culturally rich state. Reject the ideology of divide and hate.
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      Karn
      Sep 2, 2014 at 6:53 pm
      A harmonious society that preserves the harmony via murder .. Interesting.
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        Karn
        Sep 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm
        That ship sailed long ago .The biggest threat of extremism now comes from Kerala. This killing is just a symptom of the deep problem now gripping the state.
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          Deep
          Sep 3, 2014 at 5:31 am
          Are you being sarcastic? Kerala has always had murders and killings based on politics and ideology.
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            Janardhan Rao Maddu
            Sep 3, 2014 at 4:24 am
            Now it is turn of KERALA to be freed from COMMUNISTS and COMMUNLISM.
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              Janardhan Rao Maddu
              Sep 3, 2014 at 4:22 am
              Seems the COMMUNISTS are at the end of their existence in KERALA.
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                MOIDU MADIKERI
                Sep 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm
                ha ha ha rajnath jeeeee please leave kerala!!!! its not gujrath or karnataka!!!! you can not make drama there!!!! they are educated!!!! they will kill who ever shows politics on caste!!!! the person who killed your brigade was a hindu!!!! but remember he was a true communist!!!!! he is got a will even to kill u also!!!! so dont play with kerala - also tell your AMIT SHAH TO avoid going there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                  MOIDU MADIKERI
                  Sep 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm
                  i can say really a malayee is a true INDIAN he never shows any kind of religious issues- they all leave happily only this BJP RSS trying to spoil them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! even gud people like "O" RAJGOPAL HAS BEEN DEFEATED!!!! BCZ OF BJP AND RSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                    Curious onlooker
                    Sep 2, 2014 at 11:12 am
                    In a traditionally harmonious and pluralistic society of Kerala how does an RSS activist fit in? The monistic nature of his philosophy is anhetical to the commonly held belief system of the State. Having said that the premature fatality to a youthful life is very unfortunate.
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                      Johnny Yates
                      Sep 3, 2014 at 2:18 am
                      We just saw how great your 'belief system' is.
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