In September 2017, at the insistence of a local panchayat member, Sheena applied to train as a weaver under the government’s ‘A Loom at Home’ scheme, which aims to revive the handloom industry, besides encouraging women to be self-reliant.
Security agencies estimate that some 100-120 individuals from Kerala either joined, or tried to join, ISIS. Some of them moved to Syria or Afghanistan from the Middle East, where they were employed; others migrated from Kerala.
At the cement-floored classroom where the girl was bitten, students had been leaving their footwear outside. According to a member of the PTA, the building had not been repaired for the last four years.
Agreeing with Mohanan’s remarks, BJP’s former state unit president Kummanam Rajasekharan on Tuesday said, “We support the concern raised by him (Mohanan). The BJP has on several occasions raised the issue that Maoists and Muslim fundamentalists are working in tandem in Kerala."
In Idukki and Wayanad districts, where the situation is more severe, the loans availed up to August 31, 2018, are being considered by the commission for debt relief and in other districts it is March 31, 2014.
The Jama Masjid at Edivetti village, under Changaroth panchayat of Kozhikode, sits right across the house of Indira Nambiar, whose daughter Prathyusha, a post-graduate student, got married last Sunday.
Kunju is already under the scanner of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) in a corruption case related to the construction of a flyover in Kochi, which has become unfit for traffic within three years of its opening in 2016.