Resolution seeking re-probe passed amid Opposition protests
The Suryanelli case, which has caused a storm in the State and at the Centre, made its presence felt in the Kozhikode Corporation too.
At the Corporation council meeting on Friday, discussions were centred on the case.
The council passed a resolution demanding a reinvestigation into the case. The resolution, moved by Left Democratic Front councillor (LDF) K. Sini, was passed amid much commotion by the Opposition.
“The Suryanelli case victim has been denied justice for 17 long years. The State government should order a reinvestigation into the case considering the recent Supreme Court order. The role of P.J. Kurien should also be probed,” Ms. Sini said, while moving the resolution.
The Opposition members said that even the LDF, which was in power twice during the 17 years since the incident, did not do anything regarding the case. They termed the resolution on reinvestigation politically motivated. The LDF should make it clear why it was not demanding a reinvestigation into the Kaviyoor case, the Opposition members demanded.
Earlier, the council was adjourned for a short while following United Democratic Front (UDF) councillor Zacharia P. Hussain’s personal remarks on Ms. Sini. He had said that “she is the best person to move such a resolution.”
The Council meeting had got off to a tense start following an adjournment motion moved by Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) councillor K. Mohammed Ali demanding a discussion on a complaint filed by a women councillor from the ruling front that she was a victim of harassment. However, Mayor A.K. Premajam rejected the motion, and said the issue could not be discussed in the council as it was under the consideration of the court.
The council passed unanimously a resolution moved by C.P. Musafir Ahammed demanding that the Kerala Water Authority provide 21 cents of land in its possession at Mananthalapalam free of cost for sports.
Another resolution moved by P. Kishan Chand demanded fixing the interest rate on education loan at 4 per cent. It was passed unanimously.
The lack of proper street lighting in the city also came up for discussion. But no concrete answers were arrived at, with the blame put on the State government for putting the entire responsibility of street lighting on local self-government organisations.
LDF seeks probe into Kurien’s role Why silent on Kaviyoor case, asks Opposition
LDF seeks probe into Kurien’s role
Why silent on Kaviyoor case, asks Opposition