Anupama and Ajith (Left) during the strike.
Kochi: Amid the continuing strike of Anupama S Chandran in front of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) office, her husband Ajith Kumar told mathrubhumi.com that there have been widespread attempts to tarnish their image and to create a negative impression about the strike among the public.
“The cyber warriors of CPM have been spreading lies about me that I had married thrice and I have two other children. They also spread lies about my relationship with my former wife Nasiya. They allege that I was in a relationship with her when she was married to another man and there are children in our relationship. All such allegations are baseless,” said Ajith.
He added that he was part of a choreography group when he met Nasiya during the shooting of a Tamil movie in 2010. “She was divorced at that time. It was after knowing all about her life, I had decided to invite her to my life. I was just 24-year-old when I got married in 2011. Nasiya was of my same age and her parents did not object to the relationship," Ajith said.
However, Nasiya wanted Ajith to convert to Islam after marriage, he alleged. “Being a Communist, I opposed it. Due to this, we lived together only for three years. We have no children in our relationship. Nasiya's former husband was not my friend and I have no idea about him. She came to my life after she was divorced," he added.
“For CPM, I was good till I married Anupama. I was the treasurer, secretary and president of the DYFI Meghala Committee. I was a branch member of CPM and also have worked with Balasangham. Was CPM not aware that I was bad during these periods? Was it only after marrying Anupama, they came to know that I was bad? CPM expelled me for marrying Anupama. What was the mistake I committed? Are they communists? Communists follow certain ideologies. A minister from their party and district secretary of the party spoke against me and Anupama. All these are the tactics of the CPM to twist things in favour of Anupama's father, Jayachandran, Peroorkkada CPM local committee member," added Ajith.
Anupama's father had criticized her in many instances for marrying someone from the lower caste, added Ajith. “If I was a Nair or Namboothiri, her father would not have raised any objection and CPM would not have sacked me. I could have lived with my baby and Anupama as well. It indicates the existing feudal system in the state. Being a progressive force in the state, CPM should not have backed it," added Ajith.
Ajith also alleged that the baby was given away as her father considers that the baby born to him also belongs to my caste. "He is not grown up enough to think that the baby is born to his daughter."
He also levelled allegations against the General Secretary of Kerala State Council for Child Welfare, Shiju Khan, and CWC Chairperson N Sunanda. “These officials also worked hand-in-glove with Anupama's father in giving away the baby. A probe should be held to expose it. They should also be removed from their posts."
He also said that many Congress leaders have approached him expressing solidarity with him. “I don't want to politicise the issue. After we started our fight for our baby, I met many who are desperately searching for their babies. No parents should have this fate. My fight is against the cruel system that separates babies from their parents and also against the never-ending caste system in Kerala,” concluded Ajith.