Rupturing the harmony in Kerala, the BJP-RSS has resorted to a series of attacks which left seven of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), workers brutally injured. The attacks took place in different regions of the state in last four days. Four people hail from different areas in Kannur and one from Thiruvananthapuram who have survived the murder attempts with critical injuries.
Days before the attacks in Kannur and Thiruvananthapuram, BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan had camped in those areas and conducted secret meetings with RSS activists, sources said. The modus operandi of all the attacks were similar which suggests centralised plans to create a rampage in the state, the sources added.
Earlier, in a press meeting at Kannur, Kummanam had delivered a provocative speech attacking the CPI(M) workers. Following the provocative speech, RSS workers had attacked Dr. K.T. Sudheer and Sreejith on Christmas night, December 25, in Mattannur area of Kannur district. Sudheer a popular doctor in the area and son of CPI(M) leader TK Chandran, and Sreejith have survived the attacks with life-threatening injuries.
“We were informed that in a secret meeting, headed by Kummanam Rajasekharan, which took place at Mattannur RSS office, they decided to target and murder the CPI(M) workers in Kannur”, said P. Jayarajan, CPI (M) Kannur district secretary, in a Facebook post.
Pointing out the well-planned attacks of RSS, Jayarajan also asked the government to lodge criminal conspiracy charges against BJP state president, RSS leader Vathsan Thillenkeri and RSS pracharaks in Mattannur.
A day after the Mattannur attack, on December 26, the BJP state leadership met Governor P. Sadhasivam accusing the lawlessness and misrule of the state government. While just a day after the meeting, the RSS-BJP workers attacked CPI (M) Vanjiyoor area committee member L.S. Saju. Though he survived the murder attempt, Saju suffered severe head injury along with other injuries.
In the context of Mattannur attack, Kannur district collector Mir Mohammed Ali called for bilateral peace talk on December 27 and both the parties attended it.
Hours after the bilateral peace talk, RSS-BJP breached the accords of the talk in Kannur and attacked the CPI(M) worker Kattentevida Chandhran. Chandhran, a worker at Mokeri co-operative milk society, survived the attack with brutal wounds all over the body. The RSS goons have chopped off his fingers and attempted to chop his legs too during the attack. The attack took place on Thursday morning, on December 28, while he was returning from his morning milk distribution routine. He was rushed to the Thalasseri co-operative hospital and later shifted to a private hospital in Kozhikode.
Again on December 28 evening, two members of the Students Federation of India (SFI) were attacked at Panthalam in Pathanamthitta district. S Sandeep, Pathanamthitta district joint-secretary of SFI and Shafeek, Panthalam area joint-secretary of SFI were attacked by a group consisting of four RSS cadres.
Even before these incidents, in a separate attack which had taken place in Pinarayi area of Kannur on December 24, a CPI(M) worker Arun was attacked by a group of RSS people.
All these attacks have taken place amidst the nationwide campaign of BJP-RSS against CPI(M) and Left Democratic Front government in the state. The BJP-RSS is trying to propagate an anti-CPI(M) narrative widely across the country while trying to hide this side of the story. The workers and cadres associated with CPI(M) are being targeted every day.