Pinarayi Vijayan submits report to governor on Sabarimala, says 9,489 of 10,561 accused of inciting violence from Sangh Parivar
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has blamed the Sangh Parivar for the violence in the state in recent months following the Supreme Court’s September verdict allowing women of menstruating age to enter the Sabarimala hill shrine, The New Indian Express reported on Friday. The Sangh Parivar refers to the group of Hindutva organisations that draw inspiration from the ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Of the 10,561 people accused of inciting violence, 9,489 are from Sangh Parivar outfits, the chief minister told Governor P Sathasivam after submitting a report on Thursday on the law-and-order situation in the state. The governor had sought the report after protests on January 3 turned violent, leaving one person dead and scores injured.
The police have filed 2,012 cases in Sabarimala and other places in connection with the violence. Seventeen mediapersons were injured in attacks by protestors at Sabarimala and adjoining places, the report said. Fifteen people have been arrested in connection with these attacks.