MHA seeks report on Kerala violence

MHA seeks report on Kerala violence

BJP MPs raise slogans against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan regarding Sabarimala issue during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Jan 4, 2019. PTI

The Centre on Saturday said that it has sought a report from the government of Kerala regarding the violence following the entry of women in Sabarimala temple.

This comes when the CPM and Kerala government on one side and the BJP-RSS on the other accuse each other for unleashing violence in the state.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that a report was sought from the Kerala government about the situation in the state, which was rocked by violence since January 2.

Separately, the BJP said that the CPM-led state government had wreaked havoc instead of dealing with the situation in a sensible way.

"All this has been done by the CPM goons with the full authority and support of the state government. The CPM has a history of unleashing violence against the RSS-BJP cadre, but today, they are not even sparing devotees," BJP's national spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said.

"The state government is using the cadres of the DYFI, the SDPI and this is state-sponsored violence being unleashed. A devotee was killed two days ago and a bomb was hurled at the ancestral home of one of our MPs," he claimed.

He said that the agitations at the Sabarimala temple were not political in nature, but peaceful protests to uphold the tradition of the shrine.

"This is an issue of devotees, not an issue of the BJP. This is an issue concerning the Hindu society," Rao said.