Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

Kerala - Murder vs Murder


In murder’s wake, it’s the ghosts who fight trauma, abandonment

August 13, 2017 4:39 am

The CPI(M) headquarters in Kannur town, a two-storey, wooden-floored mansion, has no security guards or even a CCTV camera. You need a torch at night to find the mud path that leads to the RSS’s district office.

For turf war, RSS, CPM draw their footsoldiers from same social ranks in Kerala

August 12, 2017 6:18 am

RSS pracharak 30-year-old Manu Mohan told The Indian Express how he slipped into an old dyeing unit in Mayyil, a CPI(M) “party village” in Kannur, to attend a Raksha Bandhan ceremony. Within an hour, he said, the venue was surrounded by CPI(M) workers who allegedly beat up some of the 50 men gathered there and forced Mohan to flee.

Kerala political murders: Why law doesn’t take its course

August 11, 2017 9:42 am

Tardy investigation by police and long delays in the trial process, an investigation by The Indian Express has found, is marked by a range of irregularities.

In Kerala war, how RSS and CPI(M) are two sides of the same violent coin

August 11, 2017 8:25 am

Records show that of the 96 political killings recorded here since January 1995, 42 were victims affiliated to the BJP-RSS and 40 were from the CPI(M). Kannur accounts for just over half of the political killings linked to the rivalry between CPI(M) and BJP-RSS in Kerala since 2006 — 41 of 80.

Toddy tapper, truck driver, saw mill worker: look who are getting killed in Kerala

August 11, 2017 8:23 am

In Kannur, Ground Zero of the political turf war in Kerala, The Indian Express tracks down the victims of killings over last three years