UDF to expose CPI-M violence in Kerala’s KannurMay 5th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala) May 5 (IANS) Kerala’s Leader of Opposition Oommen Chandy Tuesday said the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) will bring out a white paper documenting the violation of human rights in Kannur district by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).
Concluding his day-long fast to protest the political violence in the CPI-M bastion, Chandy alleged that the Left party indulged in violence itself but blamed others for it.
He said the UDF would soon issue the document in English and Malayalam and also prepare a film that shows the gross human rights violations that the CPI-M is indulging here for the past few years.
Kannur has been a red bastion for long and has seen political violence between activists of the CPI-M and other parties, and at times Congress activist have also been targeted.
“Since the announcement of the Lok Sabha polls, seven political murders has taken place here. This has to stop once and for all. The CPI-M always protects criminals and those involved in corrupt practices,” Chandy alleged.
All the top UDF leaders, including K.M. Mani, T.M. Jacob, M.V. Raghavan, P.K. Kunhalikutty, G. Kathikeyan, Mullappalli Ramachandran and former CPI-M MP A.P. Abdullakutty, who formally joined the Congress recently also observed the fast.
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