Slavery in police rocks assembly, Opposition walks out
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala assembly on Tuesday witnessed ruckus over slave treatment in Kerala police following opposition’s action to move an adjournment motion to discuss the issue in the assembly.
Opposition member MLA K Muraleedharan filed the notice to move an adjournment motion on slave treatment in Kerala police in the assembly.
He criticised registering sexual assault case against the police man who was manhandled by ADGP’s daughter.
He mocked at the LDF’s election campaign slogan saying ‘LDF varum Ellarm Sariyavum’ (LDF will come into power and everything will be fine) and questioned LDF’s credibility.
“The police man who is obliged to maintain law and order in the society is forced to take a dog for a bathe and purchase fish from market. Camp followers are even appointed as midwife,” pointed out K Muraleedharan.
Responding to the allegations, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan noted the actions taken by former DGP TP Senkumar during the reign of UDF government. He alleged that during the UDF reign, a police man was choked by an official.
“Slave treatment in police is continuing for a long time. We should consider it as a practice of colonial period that continues today also. Majority of police officials are not illtreating their subordinates. Meanwhile, some officials irrespective of north or south Indians and male or female have been following this practice,” said the chief minister.
The Chief Minister announced that necessary action will be taken against the officials after getting the probe report on slave treatment in Kerala police.
The Speaker denied permission for adjournment motion after chief minister’s explanation to the notice. Following this, opposition walked out in protest from the assembly.