Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala police have registered a case against the mega 'Thiruvathira', (a traditional dance) organised by CPM as part of its district conference here, for violating the Covid-19 protocols. The Parassala police registered the case against more than 500 people. Around 550 people had attended the event held on Tuesday in the state capital.
CPM has been facing strong criticism for organising such an event amidst the third wave of the pandemic. Besides, it was held a day after the brutal murder of one of its cadre in Idukki, allegedly by the Youth Congress workers. While the opposition leaders are criticising CPM for 'celebrating martyrdom', their own cadres wonder at the 'lack of common sense' of their leaders.
As per a recent government decision, public events are restricted to a maximum of 150 people due to the surge in Covid-19 cases. For marriages and funerals, the limit is 50.
The programme was organised by the AIDWA Parassala area committee at the Cheruvarakkonam CSI church ground. Politburo member MA Baby and district secretary Anavoor Nagappan were present.