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Rahul Gandhi's office vandalised by SFI activists in Wayanad

Chairs were smashed, office workers were reportedly beaten

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | PTI Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | PTI

Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi's office in Kainatty in the district was vandalised by Students Federation of India (SFI) activists on Friday.

The mob, irked by the recent Supreme Court order mandating an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of a kilometre around all protected areas, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, demanded that Gandhi break his silence on the matter.

Chairs were smashed and office workers were reportedly beaten.

Congress leader and MLA.T. Siddique alleged that the attack was premeditated and lambasted the SFI, calling them "goons".

Recently, the Supreme Court had ordered that every protected forest, national park and wildlife sanctuary in India should have a mandatory ESZ of a minimum of 1 km starting from their demarcated boundaries. In response, the Kerala Forest Department has tasked a team to study the likely impact of human habitations on the implementation of the SC order.

Rahul Gandhi is a member of parliament from Wayanad, a hilly district in northern Kerala.

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