Alan and Thaha are CPM members until action is taken against them: P. Mohanan
Kozhikode: CPM Kozhikode district secretary P. Mohanan dismissed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s stance that Alan Shuhaib and Thaha Fasal, who were arrested under UAPA charges were not innocent.
“We cannot accept Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) being registered against the two. We have not been able to hear what the two students have to say. Only after that can we say if they have any Maoist links,” said Mohanan.
“The CPM has not taken any action against Alan and Thaha so far. As long as no action is taken against the two, they will remain CPM members.” Mohanan added.
When asked about P. Jayarajan’s statement that Alan and Thaha had Maoist links, Mohanan responded that he had not noticed such a statement. He added that a response regarding such a statement must be sought from Jayarajan.
Criticising the Congress, Mohanan said that they had supported in the parliament the amendment which allows the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to intervene in a UAPA case. In this context, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, who represents Congress visiting the houses of Alan and Thaha was to wash off the stains of supporting the law.
The CPM district committee coming out in support of Alan and Thaha has nullified the recent stance taken by the CM regarding the two students.
Mohanan said that CPM can take a decision in this regard only after the investigation is completed. For the CPM to take action, certain proceedings need to be completed. After that the CPM will clarify its stance on the matter.