New Delhi, Jan 24: Voicing strong concern and resentment thousands of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and RSS-inspired organisations on Tuesday held protest dharna at Jantar Mantar and later marched to Kerala Bhavan in New Delhi to protest the killing of RSS-BJP workers in the Communist-dominated state of Kerala.
In the killing spree that continued in the “God’s Own Country” took the life of a 52-year-old Santosh when he was attacked b y a gang of Communist goons in Kerala.
Strongly denouncing the high-handedness of CPM goons and brutal attacks at RSS workers in the southern states, thousands of RSS supporters marched to Kerala Bhavan led by RSS Sah-Sarkaryawah Dattatreya Hosabale, Sah-Prachar Pramukh J Nandakumar, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, thespian Mukesh Khanna, journalist and scriptwriter Advaita Kala, Moulana Kaukab Mujtaba of Muslim Rashtriya Manch and others.
The leaders condemned the violence against RSS workers in Kerala in the strongest terms and submitted a memorandum to the commissioner at Kerala House. It was learnt that the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was camping there a day before but left Wednesday morning to escape the wrath of the demonstrators.
Kerala had been the hotbed of communist violence but the attacks have increased after the CPM-led Left Front government came to the power in that state last year. The BJP had made considerable inroads into the communist strongholds in Kerala by winning local body elections and even winning a lone seat in the state assembly.
Unable to digest this growing popularity of the BJP and RSS, the Communist goons have increased their attacks against the BJP-RSS workers killing them in the most brutal manner. The latest case in point was that of Santosh, a 52-year-old BJP worker who was hacked to death at his home in Kannur.
Reports later said six CPM activists were arrested for the murder of a BJP worker in Kerala’s northern district of Kannur. Commenting on the attack, police reportedly said the murder was retaliatory in nature after CPM activist Aril, in his 20s, was attacked earlier last week, allegedly by RSS activists. His hands and legs were broken and he is currently hospitalised.
The BJP has also demanded an explanation from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, whose constituency of Dharmadam, is close to the site of the attack. Santosh's little daughter wrote a poem pouring out her heart and feelings about her father.
The protestors were addressed by RSS leaders Dattatreya Hosabale, J Nandakumar, Manoj Tiwari, MP, BJP Organising Secretary Ram Lal, writer Advaita Kala, Mukesh Khanna, Sonal Mansingh, Maj. Gen Katoch and others.
Addressing the participants Hosabale said that people of Hindustan will have to seek dismissal of Kerala Government and approach the Central Government for this to ensure restoration of peace and normalcy in Kerala.
The leaders said that in democracy differences of opinions are inevitable but that should be dealt with violence. Growing attacks against RSS-BJP workers were witnessed after the Communists and Trinamool Congress (TMC) came to power in Kerala and West Bengal respectively with the good majority.
The leaders also demanded to impose President’s Rule in Kerala in view of the growing violence targeted against followers of a particular ideology. A copy of the memorandum was submitted to the Home Minister later.
They later called on Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir and submitted a copy of the memorandum demanding Central Rule in Kerala.