The attempt to create communal tension in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by dumping meat in temple premises was foiled by the people. The incident occurred in Nemom, from where O Rajagopal was elected as the sole MLA of the BJP in the State.
Meat and food waste was being dumped in temple premises for nearly a month during the night, and during the day time, rumours were being spread that Muslims are behind this act.
Waste was being taken around in a van belonging to the ‘Kerala Catering’ company owned by BJP leader Gireesh. On Friday, people caught Gireesh’s son in the act of dumping meat.
Although complaints had been filed with the police earlier, the investigation had not moved forward until now, as the persons involved or the vehicle used had not been identified.
Finally the culprit was nabbed by members of the Residents Association and CPI(M) activists of the area.
BJP district leader and municipal councilor MR Gopan reportedly reached the police station to settle the case against the BJP leader’s son.
While the BJP has been making a big deal about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, its activists are going around littering waste and trying to create riots between people belonging to different religious communities who have been hitherto living in harmony, CPI(M) activists said.
Chicken waste was being dumped in the premises of the Siva Temple in Nemom, the Cherubalamandam Siva Temple in Vellayani and Maryland Studio. Alongside this, a campaign was being carried out that chicken waste was being dumped in front of temples by non-Hindus.