SINCE seventies hundreds of brave hearts have sacrificed their lives for holding afloat the saffron flag in the CPM-RSS killing fields of Kannur in north Kerala. Throwing into the Arabian Sea the CPM arrogance of not letting any other ideology flourish in Kannur, the RSS has established a vast network of shakhas and is hitting back for self-defence.
The RSS has been able to create a massive public outrage against CPM murder politics and intolerance, which have led to CPM’s humiliating defeat at Kannur parliamentary and assembly polls.
After a brief lull, CPM is at its game again. On March 31, a steel bomb was found at the martyr tomb of RSS brave- heart Sooraj, near the Muzhippilangad beach. Detailed examination of the tomb by the police on April 1, yielded four more bombs. They were fixed to the four corners, with the aim of blasting it.
A few months back, CPM blasted the same tomb of Sooraj, who was stabbed in the series of CPM-RSS clashes, which took place in 2005, which left several murdered from both sides.
Despite police protection, the CPM continued its tirade against the dead. The RSS repaired the tomb of Sooraj on April 4. But on April 5, the tomb was found demolished! The situation is very tense and heavy police force have been rushed there.
Many see this tomb destruction as a war between CPM secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. With Pinarayi facing CBI probe in Rs 376-crore SNC-Lavlin scam, Kodiyeri is consolidating his position as a future CPM chief minister candidate. The tombs are being demolished to provoke RSS, so as to attack Home Minister Kodiyeri and launch a massive campaign against him.
Meanwhile, the no-nonsence SP of Kannur, Anup K John who was able to contain CPM-RSS clashes and bring peace has been shunted. His determination to arrest CPM hit-squads which were behind murders of RSS men and his threat to demolish CPM tombs, columns and flags, causing tension, are seen as reasons. While BJP had removed most of the tombs and columns, CPM had refused to do so. Anup K John’s refusal to follow the diktats of CPM local secretary Sasi and Home Minister Kodiyeri for acting against RSS has provoked this shifting.
The RSS has warned that its hands will not be tied, if the CPM attempts any mis-adventure against it, in Kannur.