Kerala police books BJP-RSS workers for raising \'anti-Muslim\' slogans

The incident took place when BJP took out a march in Thalassery to commemorate the Martyrdom of Yuva Morcha leader K T Jayakrishnan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala police has booked RSS-BJP workers who raised highly provocative slogans against Muslims and even threatened to vandalise their places of worship.

The incident took place on Wednesday when BJP took out a march in Thalassery town in Kannur district to commemorate the Martyrdom day of Yuva Morcha leader K T Jayakrishnan. He was hacked to death allegedly by a gang of CPM workers on December 1, 1999.

According to Kannur police, the case was registered "suo motu" for raising slogans that created communal disharmony.

The cases were registered under section 153 of IPC and 143 IPC which pertains to creating enmity between different religious groups and unlawful assembly.

Though the Muslim organisations had no role in the murder, it is alleged that the BJP workers purposefully raised slogans against the community to create enmity and trigger religious polarisation.

The ruling CPM lashed out at the RSS for vitiating the peaceful atmosphere in the state and making attempts to disturb communal harmony. There was no provocation for raising such hateful slogans, said Thalassery MLA A N Shamsheer.

Senior CPM leader from Kannur P Jayarajan appealed to the people to see through the RSS game. "There seems to be a planned move to create communal tension in the state. However, their attempts will be defeated by all sections of society," he said.

He urged the people to guard against attempts to create communal divide.

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