THE OFFICE of orator Sunil P Illayidom, who has been conducting a lecture series favouring entry of young women to Sabarimala, was targeted by unidentified persons. Illayidom is an assistant professor with Malayalam Department at Sanskrit University at Kalady in Ernakulam district. His name board in front of his chamber at the university was found destroyed and an “X” mark was painted in saffron colour on the door.
Recently, Ilayidom, who is known for his Left-leaning, received a death threat on social media. The message had stated that the orator should be stoned to death. Ilayidom said he is not afraid of the Sangh Parivar threat to him.”I have been getting threats from Sangh Parivar after I started speaking in favour of young women entry at the temple,” he said.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed the incident. It is evident that he was targeted for having taken a strong stand against the RSS’s communal agenda, he said, adding that police would take stringent action against the culprits.