Clashes continue in Kannur; will put down such violence, says Chennithala
Kannur: Five houses were attacked on Monday morning in the continuing sporadic incidents of clashes in Kannur district. The house of a former CPM worker was targeted and two BJP party workers' house too were attacked.
A CPM worker's house at Ambadimukku in Talap was attacked as many from the BJP had shifted base to CPM in this area. In the backdrop of the clashes, the state government has said strong action will be taken against those forces trying to disturb peace in the state.
Violence unleashed by any political party would be strongly dealt with, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Monday.
He made the comment after a high-level meeting here of senior police officials and bureaucrats to review the law and order situation after a series of political clashes, involving the RSS-BJP and CPI-M activists on the eve of Onam.
The law would be strictly adhered to and none would be spared if they indulge in activities that disturb the peace as was recently the case on account of political rivalry, he told reporters.
'There has been a concerted move to disturb the peace in the state. My requests to the RSS-BJP and the CPI-M is to end these politics of violence. At no cost will the law breakers be allowed to go scot-free,' said Chennithala.
'It will be put down with an iron hand,' he added.
In the violence that broke out last week, one member each of the BJP and CPI-M were killed and a dozen others injured in five districts, including Kasargode and Kannur.