Nation Current Affairs 21 Dec 2016 Oppn slams Kerala go ...

Oppn slams Kerala govt’s ‘brutal fascist policy’ over students’ arrest for graffiti

PTI
Published Dec 21, 2016, 1:53 pm IST
Updated Dec 21, 2016, 1:54 pm IST
The students were produced before a magistrate court on Tuesday and remanded to judicial custody.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Kochi: Five students from Ernakulam’s Maharajas college, who were arrested for allegedly carrying out graffiti work on the college walls, have been remanded to judicial custody, police said on Wednesday.

The students were produced before a magistrate court on Tuesday and remanded to judicial custody, they said.

 

The arrest of the students has created a political storm with Leader of Opposition in the state assembly, Ramesh Chennithala, accusing the police under Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led government of adopting a "brutal fascist policy" to silence the voices of students, artists and writers.

The arrests were made based on a complaint by College principal, in which she had alleged that the students through their alleged graffiti work caused destruction to the public property, police said.

All those who protested against the arrests including Chennithala, students and activists had alleged that action was taken against the students for simple wall writing of poems by eminent Malayalam poets.

 

"The police controlled by Vijayan is implementing the agenda of the BJP," Chennithala said in a release.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT