Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI
Representatives of Malayalee organisations and prominent Keralites in Delhi held a protest demonstration in front of Parliament today against what they called the ‘wrong statement made by union minister Kiran Rijiju’ about their state on communal violence.
Union Minister of State for Home, Kiran Rijiju on 31st July 2017, while responding to a debate on mob lynching in Parliament, said that Kerala along with UP topped the list of states with most of cases registered under Section 153 A and B of IPC ie, cases of Communal Violence.
The demonstrators said that this statement of Kiran Rijiju is factually wrong and it is a blatant lie. It hurts the prestige and reputation of the people of Kerala who always held high the values of communal harmony.
The participants of the protest programmes alleged that the Minister had some hidden agenda to malign the state of Kerala.
They urged upon the Speaker of Lok Sabha, Smt Sumitra Mahajan to use her good office to remove this factually wrong statement of the Home Minister from the records of the proceedings of the Parliament.
The protest programme was led by Annie Raja, C.Chandran, Babu Paniker, Kesavan Kutty, Damodaran, Prathapan, Muralidharan.