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.”