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Gurgaon: Right-wing protests against violence on cadres in Kerala

gurgaon Updated: Mar 02, 2017 17:03 IST
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The RSS and ABVP protested at the Mini-Secretariat on Wednesday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Gurgaon: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers and members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Wednesday protested against a series of murders of right-wing party workers by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala.

The workers took out an awareness rally at the Mini-Secretariat in Gurgaon and sat on a dharna between 9:30am and 11:30am.

They also submitted a memorandum to the President through the deputy commissioner.

Similar protests were held at 700 places across the country to create awareness about the incidents in Kerala, protesters said.

ABVP workers alleged that since the CPI (M) government came to power in Kerala, several workers of the RSS were murdered by workers of the left party. “They are not only killing our people but also those belonging to other parties. They believe in finishing the opposition,” Kulbhushan Bhardwaj, a BJP leader, said. All efforts would be made to highlight the crimes being perpetrated against the party workers, he said.

The ABVP also alleged that police in Kerala is being controlled by the ruling CPI(M) and the authorities do not want to take action against goons of the ruling party. They also alleged that chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan was accused of murdering an RSS activist but was let off by the court for the lack of evidence.

“The state government is acting in cahoots with the CPI(M) cadre and this is the reason that BJP and RSS workers are being killed by the state government. The union government should stop this carnage,” Mayank Nirmal, an ABVP member, said.

ABVP workers also accused the government of providing a tacit support to ‘anti-social elements’ of the Students Federation of India, and other organisations of the CPI(M). Under the current circumstances, the BJP and the ABVP would go to any extent to ensure that democracy remained intact, protesters said.

“This is just the beginning. Our protests will continue and if need arises, an indefinite agitation will start against this violence,” Rshmi Kheterpal, a charted accountant and a member of the BJP, said.