The blood sport of CPM seems to be a never-ending episode in the political realm of Kerala in which, not only Swayamsevaks but also the people belong to ‘other’ political ideologies fall prey to the sickles of Communists
The continuing incidents of violence and bloodshed in Kerala for the past many years have been a matter of deep concern for the peace-loving people of the state. The situation has further worsened ever since the LDF with Pinarayi Vijayan as the Chief Minister has taken up the reins of the power in the state. Moreover, the approach of the present State Government in the matter is highly disappointing. It is most unfortunate that the Chief Minister, rather than acting in consonance of with the Oath of Office and Secrecy taken by him at the swearing in ceremony, has been acting as the party leader. His attempt to malign the RSS at New Delhi the other day by accusing it of violence and murders in the state, is a clear indication of his embarrassment over his failure to maintain law and order in the state. Latest, three Sangh activists and sympathisers, including a lady, Vimala, a Mahila Morcha worker, were killed in quick succession by the CPM killer squads at Palakkad and Dharmadom, the Chief Minister’s own constituency. “CPM’s undue interference in the affairs of the police force has led to a breakdown of law and order in the state,” says the Congress leader and former state Home Minister, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, which makes unequivocally clear the state of affairs in the state as far as the law and order situation is concerned.
And this article is an attempt to expose the orgy of unprovoked violence and merciless killings indulged by the CPM in Kerala Participating in the discussions on the subject in the state Assembly on September 26, 2016, the Chief Minister said that peace could not be restored in the state by convening an all-party meeting, and the only way out was to reign in the organisations in Kerala, imparting training to commit murders. If Pinarayi Vijayan were at all honest, he should have taken stringent action against the cadres of his own party, who have virtually turned bomb-making into a cottage industry, and move about on two-wheelers and four-wheelers carrying daggers and swords to locate and finish off their political adversaries. And the moment they lay down their daggers, swords and bombs, in no time Kerala will turn once again into a heaven of peace and tranquillity.
To borrow the words of CPM veteran and nonagenarian, VS Achutanandan, anybody in the habit of taking ‘rice-food’ can very well guess against whom Pinarayi Vijayan was pointing his finger. Reacting to an incident in which a BJP activist was murdered in broad daylight in his own village Pinarayi, the Chief Minister had no qualms to claim tha RSS was spreading falsehood after killing the person themselves. If what he said was true, he should have taken necessary measures to substantiate what he said, by producing solid evidence against RSS. If at all Pinarayi Vijayan is honest, he, as the Chief Minister, has to order an impartial enquiry into the political murders committed in the state so far, or, at least, after he took over as the Chief Minister of the State. The people of the state are interested to know as to why political murders take place regularly in a state being ruled by a Leftist alliance headed by the CPM, whereas thirteen or more states ruled by the BJP are free from this menace? Why is no action being taken in the wake of so many murders, especially when the Chief Minister himself is handling the Home Portfolio? The fact of the matter is Pinarayi Vijayan refuses to budge even by fraction of a millimetre from the mindset of the leader of the goonda-gang of the party to that of the state Chief Minister!
Who Imparts Training ?
Anyone who looks into the history of the unending stream of political murders taking place in Kerala will easily be able to find as to who is imparting training in and abetting murders in the state. The comrades, who are nostalgic about Kayyoor and Karivelloor, also take pride in the hacking of a hapless policeman to death at Morazha, during the pre-Independence days. It was only recently that the media had brought to light the details of a conspiracy hatched by the Marxists to kill Kelappaji, a renowned Gandhian and a great man and social worker in his own right. Let the Chief Minister, who was one of the accused in the murder of Vadikkal Ramakrishnan, a poor tailoring worker, in 1969, reveal as to which organisation gave training to him and his accomplices? Who had given training and encouragement to those who had killed Sreedharan Nair, a RSS-Jan Sangh worker of Ponkunnam in the same year, and Veliyathunadu Chandran, the Aluva district physical training instructor of RSS, in 1970? In 1978, who imparted necessary training to mercilessly kill Panunda Chandran, a student and the son of one of their own party worker, the curtain-raiser incident that set in motion the orgy of endless political violence and senseless murders in the Kannur district? Violence and murders are very much in the blood of the Communist Movement. To be precise, these are in the movement’s very DNA.
The horrifying figure of the human-slaughter that was carried out in Soviet Russia, the epicentre of international Communism, has come before the world breaking through the “Iron Curtain.” The world has also witnessed the way thousands of students were mercilessly crushed under rolling battle tanks at the Tiananmen Square in China, for demanding freedom of speech and action against the corrupt administration.
Stalin’s extermination theory, “Intense hatred is the basis of our success,” is the motivating force for the Communists all over the world. Former Member of Parliament from Kannur, AP Abdullakutty, who was also one of the leaders of the students’ wing of the CPM, in his biographical book, ‘Ningalenne Congress aakki,’ (You turned me into a Congressman) has recalled an incident, in which, during an informal chat, Pinarayi Vijayan narrated to him how the comrades in Bengal ‘handled’ their adversaries, without leaving behind even the remotest trace of any evidence. Through this narrative, Pinarayi Vijayan was, in effect, prodding his companions to kill others. This was, according to Abdullakutty, what Pinarayi Vijayan had said: “Once you catch the adversaries alive, bundle them in gunny-bags and lower the bundles in deep pits and cover the bundles with a thick layer of salt, before filling and levelling the pit with earth, there will not be any evidence whatsoever to prove their murder.” Can you find any other political party or leader anywhere, who can suggest a better way to liquidate the enemies without leaving any trace of evidence?
The murders committed by the Communists will invariably have a common pattern: they will be extremely cruel, inhuman and barbarous. Also, such murders cannot be attributed to any sudden outburst of emotions caused by some untoward incidents, but have been committed with premeditation, immaculate planning, identifying the prey well in advance. Moreover, all murders committed so far have been well-planned and executed through hired killers, giving them money and arms, apart from arranging hiding places for them after the operation. The gory nature of murders and the number of cuts inflicted on the victim forms the yardstick to assess the excellence of the murder. Killing teachers in front of their students; hacking children to death in front of their mothers; murdering parents in front of their hapless children; killing the husband by cutting him into pieces in front of his wife; burying the victim’s body in mire; in the event of failure to force entry into the victim’s home, setting fire to the house using inflammable material to ensure the death of all inmates; If someone tries to escape from their murderous attack by jumping into some river, stoning him to death to ensure a watery grave for him. These are some of the devilish ways how they kill their victims.
Even the other forms of violent operations the CPM goonda-gangs indulge in, have been most cruel and sadistic. The common nature and modus operandi of such violent ‘missions’ carried out all over the state is proof enough of the training the party has been giving to its goonda-gangs to conduct such criminal activities. First of all, they create an atmosphere of horror by exploding improvised explosive devises at the place of action; then, catching hold of their prey, they break their legs and hands in such a fashion to render them cripples for the rest of their lifetime. If they chop off the hand, they violently scratch the severed part against some hard surface and fling it away so as to ensure against its reattachment at any hospital, even in case of its retrieval; they use nail-driven wooden strips to beat their prey with so as to inflict deep and serious wounds on them; they set fire to vehicles and even throw two-wheelers into the wells; they demolish houses and cause extensive damage to television sets, telephone instruments, refrigerators, wooden-cabinets, etc.; they make a bonfire of mattresses, dresses and ransack and defile prayer rooms; they pollute wells by pouring in black oil or depositing hair-waste brought from hairdressing saloons; they even injure cattle and destroy coconut and areca- nut trees; they inflict grievous injuries on even tiny tots; if they don’t find men in whose search they have come, they don’t mind kicking wailing women of the household to vent their wrath and also using abusive language against them; And Kerala has seen them expressing their ‘love for humanity’ umpteen times through such reprehensible acts. In short, their only sadistic intention is to ensure a miserable and pathetic life to their perceived enemies, even if, by chance, peace and tranquillity returns.
The CPM never allows activities of other organisations at places which they claim as their strongholds. Neither do they allow hoisting of any other flags than their own flag at such places. It is such an anti-democratic and intolerant attitude of the party that leads to violence. Also, CPM never acknowledges the right of the other parties to propagate their ideology. There have been many instances in which the CPM had either threatened or abducted candidates belonging to other political parties, who had filed nomination papers to contest election against their candidates, to ensure that their candidates won the election unopposed. And the dubious practice of casting the votes of people who are either dead or out of station, by the CPM in polling booths at their
strongholds is highly surprising.
During the Assembly Elections in 1980, hundreds of Congress Party workers, who were physically- assaulted by the CPM goons for their ‘fault’ of acting as the polling booth agents of the Congress Party in the CPM strongholds had to be admitted to the District Hospital in Kannur. During election time, there were also instances in which the BJP’s announcement vehicles were intercepted by the CPM and misused such vehicles for their announcement. During the latest Assembly Elections, at Pappinissery, one of the strongholds of the CPM, a booth agent of the BJP was threatened by placing a dagger on his throat and he was also forced to give in writing, “Hereafter I shall do no political work.” And the visuals of this incident were telecast by all visual media in Kerala. Even in Pinarayi Vijayan’s own constituency, Dharmadom, it is surprising that the instances of fake voting were galore.
As a matter of fact, there is hardly any political party in Kerala, which has not been the prey of the CPM
violence. Apart from the Indian National Congress and the Indian Union Muslim League, even the CPM’s alliance partner and parent
organisation, the CPI, and the party’s alliance partner at the national level, the RSP, also have had the taste of their violence. Their approach to late MV Raghavan, who had played an important role in strengthening the CPM in Kerala, after he was expelled from the party, was awful, and he survived only because of his sheer luck. When all attempts made by them to kill him proved futile, out of
frustration, they vented their ire against the dumb snakes and birds at the Snake Park, run by him at Pappinissery. They had mercilessly killed many a CPI activist, who had quit the Left alliance. After the split in the Communist Party of India in 1964, the two factions were known as the Left Communist Party and the Right Communist Party, and the way the Left Communist Party dealt with a toddy-tapper of Alappuzha, who belonged to the Right Communist Party, was something horrendous. Not satisfied with breaking his right leg and right hand they as well wrenched his right earlobe and gouged his right eye in a gory fashion!
The slogan raised by the activists of the women’s wing of the party against C Achutha Menon, a perfect gentleman and a highly respected political leader, was this: “Who is Achutha Menon’s father? Shame! Shame! You ignoble creature, keep the red flag down!” So, how can one expect decency from a political outfit that trains its followers to behave in such an obnoxious manner?
(To be concluded…)
(The writer is Akhil Bharatiya Samyojak of Dharm Jagran, RSS)