Kerala : On November 30, the police blocked the peaceful march of Hindu Aikya Vedi in Vizhinjam. The rally was conducted to compassion the people who the violent anti-Vizhinjam Port agitators attacked. The protest was supposed to traverse from Mukkola to the port gate at Mulloor, the Hindu-majority area where no Latin Catholic or Muslim family lives.
Venganoor Gopan, leader of Janakeeya Samara Vedi, the organization which observes satyagraha in favour of the earliest completion of the port construction, told the media persons that the Government of Kerala (GoK) and district collector are giving unconditional support to the violent agitators. Despite the High Court’s order to remove the pandal of the violent agitators, the government has not moved even a little finger to do it. But, the same people stopped the Hindu Aikya Vedi march and prevented the people from participating. Police have erected barricades everywhere, even in front of a temple.
The main slogans raised by the marchers are ‘complete the port construction at the earliest, ‘take actions against the violent agitators who attacked the police station leaving several policemen seriously injured’ and ‘take strict actions against the attackers who unleashed violence against the Hindus who stand for the earliest completion of the Vizinjam Port construction’.
Another Hindu leader Vishnupuram Chandrasekharan said that GoK appeases Latin Catholic priests. Police have parked several vehicles around the pandal of the anti-port agitators to shield it. The same police and government do not respect the order of the High Court to remove that pandal. Hundreds of women who came out of their houses to participate in the rally could not join due to police barricades in every nook and corner.
The police stopped the rally approximately 500 metres away from the meeting venue. Then the Hindu activists held a peaceful meeting there.
Hindu Aikya Vedi state president Smt. Sasikala Teacher addressed the rally there. She asked the anti-agitators where they were until eighty percent of the port construction was over. The country is badly in need of Vizhinjam port. The government of Kerala (GoK) should respect the High Court and its order. She blasted the GoK led by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan for not taking action against the Latin Catholic priests and their goons for attacking the police officers and leaving 52 badly injured. Her movement won’t care about the anti-Hindu attitude of CPM.
Hundreds of Hindu houses in Mulloor were attacked, and several people, including pregnant women, were injured. Police kept away from the scene. The teacher said her organization does not care about the barricades erected on all roads leading to the rally site nor several letters issued to her organization by police. All were threatening to take action against the organizers. She said those letters do not have value, even the pieces of paper they are printed on.
Sasikala Teacher said that, in 2018, GoK unleashed all sorts of atrocities against Ayyappa devotees during the Sabarimala pilgrimage season, all in the name of the Supreme Court verdict. He brought two controversial young ladies to the shrine during the wee hours to ensure the traditions were violated. Cases were charged against thousands of devotees for participating in prayer rallies. Even women were lathi-charged. Several devotees were injured and hospitalized. The same Pinarayi shies away from implementing a High Court order in connection with the Vizhinjam port issue. The same CM ties the hands of the police when they are attacked and when the goons attack the poor Hindus in Mulloor. This is a blatant double standard.
The teacher ridiculed the constituency’s Congress MLA, which is alleged to support the Latin Catholic Church in the Vizhinjam issue. This people’s representative never went to Mulloor after the anti-port agitators attacked the innocent and helpless Hindus.
She said the rally expresses total solidarity with the people who support the port construction. She asked the large police force deployed there whom are they afraid of. Who have tied up their hands when the anti-national forces rule the roost.
She said she suspects the ruling apparatus’s support of the attempts to kill the Vizhinjam port project. The project gives sleepless lights to Dubai, Sri Lanka, China and Singapore. She has got her doubts about PInarayi’s frequent Dubai visits in this context. She demanded a probe into the foreign hands behind the anti-port stir.
Sasikala Teacher declared that the entire Hindu society would rally around the Hindus in Mulloor if they were attacked again. Hindu organizations will not be silent spectators because people do not get justice from GoK and its police. Even police officers do not get justice. The police station attack in Vizhinjam has sent a message to the entire world that Kerala is undergoing anarchy.
As the organizers had declared before the rally, the entire programme was peaceful. The police force brought in from Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts had no job to do.