Anti-SilverLine protest: CPI slams police high-handedness

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Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when stamping down of SilverLine protesters by cops here is in limelight, the CPI state executive criticized the police for using brute force against the anti-SilverLine protesters.

According to the executive, such an approach of the police will turn the people against the state government. The executive pointed out that the SilverLine project is not something that should not be executed in a coercive manner.

The method adopted by police in Thiruvananthapuram and stamping down of protesters is unacceptable, it flagged. The representatives made it clear that the public trust is crucial in the execution of the project and the same applies to the way the regime deals with the protest.

However, state secretary Kanam Rajendran cautioned that political attempts to sabotage the development projects of the state government should be overlooked. He added that such attempts should be called out.

The opinions in the executive were based on the discussions held at the branch-local meetings. The executive also criticized EP Jayarajan’s statement on extending hands to IUML.

Notably, the CPM conferences had also criticised the conduct of police in multiple incidents. The CPM representatives even raised allegations on RSS-police links.

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