Post election murder, Kannur continues to be tense

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 8 (IANS): Following the brutal murder of a Muslim League worker that took place at Kuthuparamba, near Kannur, hours after the Tuesday assembly election, the bastion of the CPI-M continues to be tense.

While the local police have termed this as a political murder, the CPI-M has denied this.

A special team has been formed to probe the murder.

As soon as the voting ended in Kerala on Tuesday night, violence broke out at Kannur -- between the Left workers and members of the Indian Union Muslim League that led to the death of 22-year-old Manzoor, an IUML worker, while his brother is being treated at a hospital in Kozhikode.

One CPI-M worker Shinoz was arrested on Thursday morning, while the police have registered a case against 20 others, who were part of the gang which after first throwing bombs attacked the brothers with swords and knives.

On Wednesday night when the body was brought for the last rites, angry IUML workers attacked and damaged a few CPI-M offices in and around the house of the deceased.

The police has taken 21 IUML activists into custody for vandalism.

On Thursday morning the Kannur CPI-M district secretary M.V. Jayarajan and veteran party leader P. Jayarajan went around the offices which were damaged and condemned the incident.

"The murder that took place is really unfortunate, but in the name of that the IUML workers went on a rampage and such an act should not have taken place. This was an organised attack and that too with the blessings of the IUML leadership. This was done to destroy the peace in the area," said M.V. Jayarajan.

Meanwhile, the district administration has called for a peace meeting and all the leaders of the leading political parties will take part in this and it is expected to bring down the tension in the area.

The Kuthuparampa Assembly constituency witnessed a spirited poll battle between the CPI-M led Left candidate -- K.P. Mohanan of the Loktantrik Janata Dal and the IUML candidate P. Abdulla, while the BJP has fielded C. Sadanandan.


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  • ABC, Kerala

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    IUML and BJP should unite. IUML has trusted Left for so many years, this is what anyone will get who try to defend the CPM. Congress is anyway in the last rite, cant help self/anyone.

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  • Biju K, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Ippo Manasilayo. Keralites are selling their properties and migrating to other states. Mangalore, Bangalore are happy hunting grounds for flats and houses. I say this candidly as I am one of them. Whoever says that Kerala is secular and safe have to get a reality check. I challenge those leaders out here in Mangalapuram who say this to go and settle down in Kerala. First try to unload your own stuff from the trucks , then talk.

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    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Its also pity & concerning that when a christian political leader talked about grooming, love & forced religious conversion..his mouth shut by his party leaders & by religious leaders.. but they should realise that this is not political issue, its not communal issue..there is nothing wrong to raise this issue...these kind of grooming going on in UK/Canada/US also...if community sees it as politics/communal issue or let some one fight for us & we will safe by sitting in fence then they are going to pay heavy price as already community completely wiped out of several region of the world..

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Cannot agree more .Very good and right views. My wifes whole family has moved to Mangalore after our marriage 2 years back. BTW, Where are our local Congress heros who praise Kerala to the skies and asking other states to adopt the Malyali model.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    CPIM has turned their ire from RSS to IUML now. Imagine if this incident was two days prior to polling, minorities would've rejected LDF and voted en masse to UDF

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    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    its not only during election, its daily news from Kerala/WB..since these parties called as secular parties by intellectuals, left wing medias it never debated/discussed/ or parties concerned shamed.. Moaist/Naxals kill more people than terrorist operating in JK. .there are activist , university professors who openly support these elements but get away easily...But never discussed as they are Leftist..slapping, beating, throwing ink only considered National shame, black mark on democracy.

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