Home ministry seeks report from Pinarayi govt

kerala-harthal-pti People face transport problems in Kochi during BJP workers' statewide strike on Thursday in protest against the killing of a party worker in Kannur | PTI

The Union home ministry has asked the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala to send a detailed factual report on the brutal killing of a BJP activist in Kannur district of the state on Wednesday. The home ministry has written to the state home department asking it to share facts of the case and the steps taken by the state administration to book the culprits. "We are awaiting the report of the state government," said a home ministry official.

The MHA also wants to know what steps are being taken by the CPI(M) government in the state to ensure safety of political workers even as the BJP called a bandh in the state on Thursday to protest the killing of its activist.

On Wednesday, BJP activist Remith was hacked to death in the home town of the chief minister. The killing took place within 48 hours of the murder of a CPI(M) activist Mohanan.

Political clashes and violence are not new to the state and the Union home ministry is particularly concerned over the political violence that grips the state every now and then. The MHA is closely watching the developments with officials stating that it is the responsibility of the Pinarayi Vijayan government to maintain law and order.

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