Kerala govt. is very soft on terrorism, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

ANI | Updated: Oct 10, 2017 16:56 IST

Kochi (Kerala) [India], October 10 (ANI): Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday alleged the Kerala government">Kerala government for having a soft corner on terrorism and their patent.

"Is it fair or right for the Kerala government">Kerala government to move the Supreme Court to say that you don't allow the NIA, we are doing our job? Is that the Kerala government">Kerala government doing its job? The Kerala government">Kerala government is very soft on terrorism and their patent," Prasad said.

"Didn't P Vijayan share dias with Madani and said he isn't terrorist? How can the Chief Minister share dias with man responsible for killing 38 people? Madani is in jail and is the principle accused in killing 38 people in the Coimbatore bomb blast," he added.

Few days ago, the Kerala government">Kerala government had told the Apex Court that the state police is effectively investigating the alleged 'love jihad' case of the state and hence, there is no need for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe it.

In an affidavit, the state government informed the Apex Court that the state police is competent enough to investigate such crimes.

The government had earlier said that it had no problem with the NIA probe.

Last month, a group of people had submitted a petition to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and demanded a probe into the alleged unlawful incarceration of Hadiya, the 24-year-old Vaikom native, who had converted to Islam after marriage.

Four months ago, the Kerala High Court had sent Hadiya with her parents K.M. Asokan and Ponnamma after annulling her marriage with Shafin Jahan.

The case is under consideration of the Apex Court now, which had ordered an NIA investigation into it.

Hadiaya's husband Shafin, on September 16, had filed a plea in the Apex Court and requested to call off the NIA probe, alleging that the investigation agency 'is not being fair.' (ANI)

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