CPI-M Activists Booked for Pelting Stones at Mosques in Kerala
Category : INDIA | Posted on: 2019-01-14
By Odisha Today Bureau
The ugly reality of the ruling CPI (M) in Kerala is completely exposed. It has been that Perambra police station has now registered a case against Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) / Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPIM] activists for allegedly promoting enmity between two groups. Cases were registered against 21 cadres of theirs under Section 153A of IPC that criminalises any action that promotes enmity between groups and attempts to cause a riot. The case has been registered in connection with the incident of pelting stones at a mosque in Perambra last week.
This exposes the dastardly communal tenets of the CPI (M) in Kerala. While on one hand, the Communists claim that they believe in secularism, on the other hand, they indulge in such nefarious activities in order to create a communal divide. What is particularly disturbing is the fact that this comes at a time when the state of Kerala is witnessing a surge in violence owing to the entry of two women in the Sabarimala shrine.
After a number of attempts at desecrating the Sabarimala shrine that has led to a massive controversy in the state, CPI (M) finally in its nefarious design of defiling the sanctity of Sabarimala temple. Two women in their 40s entered Sabarimala’s Sanctum Sanctorum before dawn, at about 3:45 AM on January 2, 2019. Under the protection of the police, the women dressed in black rushed hastily through and reportedly “prayed” to Bhagwan Ayyappa. They caught the devotees and temple priests by surprise with their secretive act. After this incident of two women of menstruating age entering the temple, violent protests broke out in the state. The police have registered 801 cases of violence after various organisations in Kerala called for a state-wide shutdown of shops and establishments in a protest against the entry of two women. Moreover, 1369 people had been arrested and 717 detained till Friday morning in connection with cases of violence in the state. This despicable move of the CPI (M) has put the state in an extremely sensitive and tense situation. The CPI (M) government was not ready to even wait for the apex court verdict on the review petition filed to review the case and remained adamant on facilitating entry of all women to the shrine.
The CPI (M) has not given up on its insidious activities even after putting the entire Kerala in such a tense situation. It is also likely that the Communists might have realised now that it is losing popularity in Kerala at an alarming rate. Therefore, its cadres are resorting to activities like stone pelting on mosques. The idea is to create communal tensions and riots and then resort to the narrative of blaming the BJP for such riots. The CPI (M) and the entire left cabal are known for resorting to such insidious and this time also they have put the communal harmony of Kerala at stake in a bid to retain popularity and restrict the growth of BJP in Kerala. In the coming days the Sabarimala issue may prove to be the Achilles heel for the present LDF political combination in Kerala and may break the jinx for BJP in the state.