RSS member’s murder: Bandh hits normal life across Kerala

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.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: September 2, 2014 4:41 pm
Deserted East Fort Bus Stand, during hartal called by Sangh Parivar in Kerala. (Express photo by Shaju Philip) Deserted East Fort Bus Stand, during hartal called by Sangh Parivar in Kerala. (Express photo by Shaju Philip)

The hartal called by Sangh Parivar in Kerala in protest against the murder of an RSS district functionary in Kannur paralysed normal life across the state on Tuesday.

Protesters disrupted vehicular traffic in many places, and forced offices and shops to close down. Unidentified persons hurled bombs at shops in two places in Kannur district, where police are keeping tight vigil in the wake of the murder.

RSS Kannur district leader E Manoj was hacked to death on Monday morning at Kathiroor near Thalassery. Another RSS worker had sustained injury in the attack.

Stranded Passengers at ThiruvananthapuramCentral Railway Station during the hartal called by RSS in Kerala. (Express Photo by Shaju Philip) Stranded Passengers at Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station during the hartal called by RSS in Kerala. (Express Photo by Shaju Philip)

BJP senior leader P K Krishnadas alleged that CPI (M) was behind the murder. The party was worried over the flow of its workers to the BJP. The brutal murder was committed with the connivance of the CPI (M) national leadership. the murder was a bid to shatter the peaceful situation prevailing in the district.

BJP also found fault with the police investigation, saying the investigating officer was a pro-CPI (M) man.

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    KRISHNASWAMY VENKATASUBRAMANIA
    Sep 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm
    keralites should stop reading too much news and act in unison so they will get better governance.only lazy goons are inside the state.people who wanted to make money have fled to other states
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      KRISHNASWAMY VENKATASUBRAMANIA
      Sep 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm
      yes it is high time communism died.It is a dead doctrine and has no relevance anymore
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        Sudhir
        Sep 2, 2014 at 10:07 am
        when police had killed proven dreaded jehadi terrorists likeSohrabuddin & Israt Jahan, the entire machinery be it the human rightsactivists, the media, the "liberals”, the NGOs, Secular Congress, LaluPrasad, Teesta Shetalvad, Mallika Sarabhai, Shabana Azmi, Brinda Karat, VirSanghvi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Barkha Dutt & the entire NDTV gang, all were infull throttle, but what happened now in this case? Is this out of the purviewof human rights? These Traitors will be mum now.
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          arun kumar
          Sep 3, 2014 at 6:55 am
          It is not time to say alas for rss and vhp but to verve its cadre to stand on its foot otherwise they may become extinct
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            sunil
            Sep 2, 2014 at 11:31 am
            No one ordered bandh for any of the cases above , and neither did police kill the person , And extremism in any form is extremism be it RSS or SEMI ..Control all religious extremism equally otherwise may end up on bad side of history ...
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              sunil
              Sep 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm
              nice one , ...
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                Khemu B Patel
                Sep 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm
                they think that people.who were shot dead by police, termed as terrorist,were indian and the person who was hacked to death is not indian but a foreigner.
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                  Mansoor Sherif
                  Sep 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm
                  because sohrabuddin and Ishrat jahan were killed by government itself while this person got killed by a party which is going to become extinct soon
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