Four RSS workers attacked in Kerala’s Kannur; assaulters yet to be identified

By: | Published: November 20, 2017 2:18 PM

As the streak of deadly attacks on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members continues in Kerala, four of its workers were assaulted in Kannur district.

kerala violence, rss cpm clash, four rss workers attacked, kannur attack, As the streak of deadly attacks on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members continues in Kerala, four of its workers were assaulted in Kannur district (IE file photo)

As the streak of deadly attacks on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members continues in Kerala, four of its workers were assaulted in Kannur district as per ANI report. The four injured have been hospitalised and are undergoing treatment. However, the attackers and the reason behind the attack hasn’t been identified yet. Various incidents of violence marred Kerala on Sunday as CPI(M) and RSS workers clashed in the state. The attack on the RSS workers happened a day after Mayor VK Prashant was attacked allegedly by BJP workers at the city corporation council in Thiruvananthapuram. As per PTI reports, stones were hurled at the CPI(M) district committee office here last night in which some window panes were damaged. A BJP procession had reportedly passed through the area just before the incident. But, the BJP has denied that its workers were responsible for hurling stones at the CPI(M) office. BJP District President, S Suresh, claimed that the incident had taken place only after the BJP procession crossed the area.

Meanwhile, seven BJP workers have been arrested in connection with the alleged attack on CPI(M) district committee office. State DGP Loknath Behara had said that strong action has been taken against those responsible for the violence in the state capital on Sunday night. “We have taken strong action. Some accused have been taken into custody and some more are to be caught. There is no panic situation,” Behera said.

The BJP alleged that as many as 120 of its workers, 84 in Kannur alone, have been killed in Kerala since 2001. It claimed that 14 of these killings have taken place since Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took over the reins of the government last year.

The CPI(M) in turn accused the BJP and the RSS of indulging in violence and denied the involvement of its government and leadership in political killings. Following the Sunday attack on CPI (M) office, Left leaders slammed the RSS and BJP of turning the state into a war zone. “The RSS and BJP’s aim is to turn the state capital into a war zone. Corporation Mayor was attacked by BJP and RSS. Stringent action should be taken against communal forces and no need to show any leniency towards them,” CPI(M) state secretary, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said. “Police should take action against RSS and SDPI,” he added.

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