A demonstration was organized at Jantar-Mantar on August 9, 2017 at 4.30 PM to raise a voice against the atrocious and murder of S.L. Rajesh in Kerala. The independent intellectuals, academicians, artists and other people from all walks of life attended the demonstration. The killing of S.L. Rajesh, Basti Karyawah of RSS in Thiruvananthapuram, in a brutal manner is an example of the resistive and oppressive policies pursued by the Kerala Govt. The dictatorial behavior of CPI (M) govt. has put life and property of the political activists of other groups in danger.
The academic groups from the University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Indira Gandhi National Open University attended the demonstration in large numbers, reflecting the anger and agony of the civil society. The state govt. of Kerala has failed in its constitutional and moral obligations of protecting its own people.
Different political ideologies must be given space to survive. It has been observed that in the last 13 month of LDF rule in Kerala, 14 political murders have taken place. Four of the killed belonged to the Dalit community. All those people who were killed subscribed to a particular ideology i.e. the ideology of nationalism. The growing intolerance is a matter of serious concern. Kerala is emerging as a battleground of ideologies and political murders rather than a state abiding by the spirit of the Constitution of India. A select group of self proclaimed liberals and intellectuals who apparently have stood against Dalit killings in other states are conspicuously silent and absent on the issue of the murder of Rajesh.
Peace and security is the need of the hour in Kerala. Such killings will not serve any purpose but only disturb the entire social fabric of India. Save Society, Save India was raised as a majority voice.
The protest march was attended by many dignitaries such as Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Indian Classical Dancer, Vinay Saharabhudhe Leader BJP, Jyoti Shukla chairperson state finance commission, Sudipto Sen Film Maker, Arvind Srivastava, Lawyer, Prof. Kapil Kumar IGNOU, Dr. I.M. Kapahy, Dr. S. Oberoi, ex-DUTA president, Rajiv Nayan, IDSA, Ashwini Mahajan Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Dr. N.K. Kakkad, Prof. Kuldeep Agnihotri, Himachal University VC, Prof, Girish Chandra Tripathi VC BHU, Prof. PC Jha, Dr. Ajay Bhagi, NDTF President, Dr. V.S. Negi, Secretary, NDTF, Sushil Pandit and many more were present in the protest march. Prof. Rakesh Sinha was the convenor of the protest march.
Courtesy: VSK Bharat