No need to invoke UAPA in Kerala: Pinarayi
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday that the prevailing situation in Kerala does not warrant invoking of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Speaking at the public meeting held as part of the CPM Central Committee meeting here, Pinarayi said that he agrees with the contention that the slapping of UAPA in certain cases cannot be justified.
"The UAPA has been misused widely. It should not be invoked unnecessarily. Sometimes it may necessary to invoke it in terror related cases. I agree with the contention that the slapping of UAPA in certain cases cannot be justified. I have asked the DGP to re-examine such cases" Pinarayi said.
"Nobody will have to face any problem just because he or she belongs to a minority community. However, the government will not compromise on the issue of terrorism. Syllabus which says "how to conduct religious conversion" is not needed in schools. Secular organizations from the minority community and parties including Muslim League should come forward in the fight against terrorism. If the police wrongly handles an issue in any place, the government will intervene to correct it," Pinarayi said.