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RSS worker’s killing unfortunate: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The killing of Biju was the first such incident since peace talks in January this year in Kannur

By: PTI | Kannur | Published: May 13, 2017 2:58 pm
rss worker murder, rss worker kerala, kerala rss, kerala rss workers, kannur rss murder, india news, indian express news Pinarayi Vijayan said the government would make all efforts to bring the guilty before law (Source: File Photo)

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said the government would take steps to bring before law those responsible for the killing of an RSS worker at Payyannur here. Terming Friday’s incident as “very unfortunate”, Vijayan wanted everybody to see the case as an isolated one and ensure that it would not cause hurdle in the peace efforts in the district.

“Concerned persons have to be cautious to see that the situation is not turning worse. The government will make all efforts to bring the guilty before law,” he told reporters here. Meanwhile, the BJP demanded that Kannur be declared as a “disturbed area” and impose Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA) citing “frequent” attacks on its party workers.

A BJP delegation led by former Union Minister O Rajagopal, MLA, submitted a memorandum to the Governor Justice (Rtd) P Sathasivam to declare Kannur as a disturbed area and impose AFPSA. Later talking to reporters, Rajagopal said the party wanted to declare Kannur as a disturbed area and impose AFPSA as the state police had “failed” to maintain law and order.

“The only solution to maintain law and order is to hand over the law enforcement of the district to the army,” he said. He also alleged that the local CPI(M) leaders have “taken over the control of police” in the district. RSS worker Choorakad Biju was hacked to death allegedly by the CPI(M) activists at Payyanur town that witnessed a series of clashes between the ruling CPI(M) and the RSS for the past one year. Biju was an accused in a case relating to the killing of CPI(M) activist C V Dhanraj in 2016.

Police today registered a case against seven identifiable persons in connection with the incident. Meanwhile, the dawn-to-dusk hartal, called by the BJP in Kannur and nearby Mahe to protest the killing was total with shops and business establishments remaining closed. The hartal was peaceful so far except some sporadic incidents of stone pelting, police said, adding that security was intensified and additional force deployed across the district to avoid any untoward incident. The killing of Biju was the first such incident since peace talks in January this year in Kannur, notorious for political violence between the workers of the CPI(M) and the RSS.

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    Antony
    May 13, 2017 at 11:10 pm
    all sanghi cowards who were celebrating the kil of a poor dairy farmer is crying loudly now as if they are innocents and also trying to give communal color ! There should be retaliation in every corner of india to eliminate this communal sanghi virus from india so that our country can remain united ! I think all south indians and east indians must join this fight against this sanghi goons ! tamils can lead us they already have experience in srilanka.
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      NA
      May 14, 2017 at 12:15 am
      You For How many rupees you changed your religion.
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        Antony
        May 14, 2017 at 12:57 am
        for how many rupees you become gober eating anti national terrorist sanghi ?
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      Manish
      May 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm
      Instead of Armed forces Kannur needs an army of psychiatrists to deal with the situation. Both sides, the CPM nor the BJP have control over their cadre, who are completely absorbed with a psychotic desire for revenge and murder. In fact deploying Armed forces may just entangle them in unnecessary controversies. This is a local issue and needs to be tackled locally.
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        KS KUMAR
        May 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm
        How come Yechury and applied Fevicol to their lips now. Suddenly all sickular press utes like Barkha and Rajdeep are silent?
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          Antony
          May 14, 2017 at 1:06 am
          your modi was silent when a number of innocents was killed by gau rakshak terrorist ! you forgot that !!
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          Anad
          May 13, 2017 at 7:51 pm
          RSS /BJP leadership should come out of their comfort zone and act with vengence or else innocent workers will be killed by criminal marxists. Instead of appea to governor or conducting hartal and putting the common man into difficulties , RSS should use all might at their command and silence the Marxists once for all. Central leadership should immediately deploy army under special act and suppress marxist hooligans once for all.
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            Raja Bayya
            May 13, 2017 at 9:30 pm
            Rajnath Singh ,top BJP leader best in TV debates .Poor foot soldiers killed everyday in Kerala or West Bengal .There should strong retaliation given to CPIM and Naxals all over India where the BJP govts there.
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              Antony
              May 13, 2017 at 10:57 pm
              all of you were happy when poor dairy farmer was killed by 500 strong sanghi mob? now crying when get retaliation? use your might and come over but dont forget to bring your coffins ! RSS spineless cowards can only attack and kill poor defenseless people that also 500 will attack one old man !
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              Vnk
              May 13, 2017 at 7:51 pm
              Communists have killed lakhs of people in Bengal and Kerala. They also have a big terrorists wing called Naxalites The other sickulars goondas and media supports them.
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