Vayalar Ravi flays caning of activists

Staff Reporter

Thrissur: Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Saturday said that policemen who beat Youth Congress workers at protest marches across the State should know that the United Democratic Front would come to power.

He told reporters after calling on Youth Congress activists who were injured in Friday’s police lathicharge that the Home Minister had given the green signal to such “police attacks.” Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Youth Congress State president T. Siddique condemned Friday’s police lathicharge.

The Youth Congress would lodge a complaint with the Kerala State Human Rights Commissions in this connection.

He demanded an investigation into the role of certain police officers in the attacks on Youth Congress activists at different parts of the State. Special Correspondent writes from Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president Ramesh Chennithala has condemned the police action on agitating Youth Congress workers.

In a statement here on Saturday, Mr. Chennithala said the government had “unleashed the police” to suppress political dissenters and frame false charges against Youth Congress and Kerala Students Union workers.

Meanwhile, KPCC general secretary M.I. Shanavas, who visited the injured Malayala Manorama stringer Rajendran at the Medical College Hospital, condemned attacks on mediapersons.

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