Police action on Kerala Cong workers triggers row

Police action on Kerala Cong workers triggers row

Congress leaders, including Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, alleged that the Left Front government in Kerala seemed to be following the lines of the BJP-ruled states by trying to suppress agitations against CAA by using force. Photo/Twitter (@chennithala)

Police action against Congress workers who staged a demonstration against CAA has triggered allegations of the Left Front government in Kerala following the BJP's footsteps.

Fifty-three Congress workers, including a district Congress Committee president and local leaders, were arrested and charged with non-bailable offences for staging a violent demonstration at a central government establishment at Kozhikode district on Saturday.

Congress leaders, including Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, alleged that the left-front government in Kerala seemed to be following the footsteps of BJP-ruled states by trying to suppress agitations against CAA by using force. Kerala Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan reacted by saying that the police were only trying to maintain law and order.

The incident took place within days after the left-front and the Congress jointly organised a demonstration in Kerala against CAA

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