T Satisan, Kochi
One more swayamsevak succumbed to the CPM’s dagger on October 12, 2016. Remith (19), a swayamsevak and BJP worker, was hacked to death in Dharmmadam, Kannur. He was pulled out from a car hardly 1.5 km off Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan house in his home panchayat. Remith’s father Uthaman, an active RSS/BJP worker, was killed by CPM goons in 2002.
General impression is that Remith’s murder is the retaliation of the murder of K Mohanan, a CPM worker, on October 10. Remith was the only bread winner of his family consisting of his mother and pregnant sister. BJP sources inform that they have nothing to do with Mohanan murder. There are people who believe that it was a camouflage of vested interests. Some others believe that these murders divert the peoples’ attention from the controversies in connection with the “relatives appointment” by the Industries Minister EP Jayarajan. General public and even CPM workers are angry and dissatisfied with the leadership for appointing the relatives of the senior CPM leaders in lucrative positions in quasi-government organisations.
Senior BJP leader O Rajagopal visited the hospital and denounced the murder politics of CPM. He alleged that the Chief Minister does not take any steps to put an end to the bloodbath in Kannur District. BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan said that law and order in the district is in total disaster.
BJP demanded the deployment of central forces in Kannur district. BJP chief Amit Shah expressed his deep protest. He said, CPM leadership should do the needful to kill the violence. He said, it is a matter of great concern; it is political vendetta.
Two days before this gruesome murder, Vishnu (18) a young Dalilt BJP worker was killed in Kannanmoola Puthenpalam Colony in Thiruvananthapuram city. He was an RSS shakha shikshak and now the local BJP unit president. He turned the bête noire of the local CPM men because he was a young organiser par excellence. BJP came first in his booth in the assembly elections took place recently. His mother and father’s sister are Mahila Morcha office bearers in the locality.
Both are in ICU in Thiruvananthapuram as they were fatally attacked by the assailants when they tried to rescue Vishu while he was attacked in his house.
Adv. Sandeep, BJP area committee president, told Organiser that the killers actually came to finish him (Sandeep). Since he was away at that time they killed Vishnu. This murder once again proves that CPM tries to spread the violence throughout the state sans confining the killings to Kannur district. Amit Shah, in his protest statement, said that CM Pinarayi should ensure justice to all cutting across party lines. BJP has called for a state-wide harthal on Octoner 13, 2016.