: Minister for Home Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan has warned of stern action against perpetrators of communal violence in Kasaragod in the wake of sporadic incidents that could affect communal harmony in some parts of the district.
Those found inciting communal passions and vitiating religious harmony would be included in the Goonda list and would face stringent action, Mr. Radhakrishnan said while inaugurating a seminar here on Sunday to create awareness against recurring communal violence that paved the way for distrust between various sections of society.
Society should be prepared to isolate those indulging in such activities, he said at the seminar titled ‘Kasaragodinu enthanu kuzhappam' (What went wrong with Kasaragod) in the light of the recent spate of communal violence in parts of the district.
The Minister said he would take up the issue at a high-level meeting of the district and police administration.
Mr. Radhakrishan said action would be taken against those who perpetrated atrocities against other communities in the name of “moral policing”.
Mr. Radhakrishnan said here on Monday that the police inquiry into the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan was progressing in the right direction. There was no intervention by external forces in the case, he said.
“I am making this statement in the wake of certain unfounded reports that the case was being influenced by certain vested groups,” Mr. Radhakrishan said.
Mr. Radhakrishnan reviewed the law and order situation in north Malabar.