Kochi, May 14: Launching an attack on the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government over the issue of humiliation faced by a Muslim girl on stage, BJP state unit president K Surendran said that Kerala is rapidly becoming "Talibanised."
Kerala BJP President Surendran said, "Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has not spoken a single word after a student was publicly insulted at a religious organisation. The case was not taken up and the Child Rights Commission is also maintaining its silence. What would have happened in Kerala if it had been elsewhere? Kerala is rapidly becoming Talibanised."
Furthermore, Surendran claimed that under CM Vijayan, the Kerala government is helping terrorist forces.
"Kerala is moving towards the ideology followed by Taliban with the help and knowledge of the CM. The CM and the government are helping such terrorist forces. The Chief Minister’s Department is carrying out terrorism-based activities in Kerala. The Chief Minister has double standards of working here. He is protecting all the interests of a particular section. The other category is being abused. Christians are also feeling like a minority here," he said.
On Tuesday, a video emerged from Kerala's Malappuram district where a Muslim cleric was seen opposing a minor girl's presence on stage at a felicitation ceremony. The incident happened when the Class 10 girl was called on stage to receive the prize for topping her class. However, the cleric objected to her presence and also rebuked some of the other officials present at the event. He remarked that if a girl is being given the honour, her parents or guardians should be called on stage instead.