Political violence unacceptable in democracy: Rajnath on Kerala RSS worker murder

| Updated: Jul 30, 2017 18:09 IST

New Delhi [India], July 30 (ANI): Expressing concern over the prevailing law and order situation in Kerala after the killing of another Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday called on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to nab the perpetrators and bring them to justice expeditiously. Rajnath took to his twitter handle to inform about the same and wrote that 'political violence is unacceptable in a democracy'. "Spoke to Kerala CM Shri Pinrayi Vijayan today regarding the recent incidents of political violence in the state," he tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Spoke to Kerala CM Shri Pinrayi Vijayan today regarding the recent incidents of political violence in the state. 1/3</p>&mdash; Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) <a href="https://twitter.com/rajnathsingh/status/891540624918196224">July 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "I have expressed my concern with the law and order situation in the state of Kerala. Political violence is unacceptable in a democracy," he added. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I have expressed my concern with the law and order situation in the state of Kerala. Political violence is unacceptable in a democracy. 2/3</p>&mdash; Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) <a href="https://twitter.com/rajnathsingh/status/891540789821554688">July 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> He even requested the Chief Minister to curb the political violence in the state. "I expect that the political violence in Kerala is curbed and that the perpetrators are brought to justice expeditiously," he tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I expect that the political violence in Kerala is curbed and that the perpetrators are brought to justice expeditiously. 3/3</p>&mdash; Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) <a href="https://twitter.com/rajnathsingh/status/891540974681206784">July 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Earlier in the day, the Kerala Police detained eight people in connection with the murder of a RSS worker which took place yesterday. Three were nabbed early on Sunday, followed by five other accused being detained soon. The State Police Chief said, the Police forces have been instructed to strictly deal with any attempt to create violence and adequate force have been deployed in all sensitive spots. He also appealed to social media users to restrain themselves from spreading rumours and provocative messages, which would attract legal action. Earlier on Saturday, a RSS worker was murdered in Thiruvananthapuram's Sreekaryam. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) workers behind it. On July 11, an RSS office at Payyannur in Kannur was attacked allegedly by CPI (M) workers. No one was inside the office at the time of the incident. (ANI)

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