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NHRC notice to State govt, DGP, over political violence in state

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New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Kerala government and the state police over reports of “assault and gruesome killings” of RSS and BJP workers there.

The Commission Wednesday said it has taken suo motu cognisance of the media report and issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, Kerala government, and sought detailed reports on the matter within four weeks.

Reportedly, an RSS ideologue had demanded urgent intervention of the Backward Commission and National Human Rights Commission into alleged political violence, which has claimed several lives in Kerala, the NHRC said.

Expressing concern over the incidents, the rights body, in a statement has observed that “such gruesome killings of RSS and BJP workers, as alleged in the news report, are indicative of violation of right to life of the victims. State is duty bound to protect the right to life, equality and dignity of its citizens”.

The NHRC in its notice has also asked to specify as to what preventive steps have been taken by the state government to prevent such incidents.

“The Chief Secretary is also expected to inform whether any relief in these matters has been granted by the state government to the victims and their families,” it said.

“According to the media reports carried on January 25, the RSS Joint Secretary at a sit-in protest has reportedly urged people in the state to demand President’s Rule against alleged political violence,” the statement said.

The protest was organised by the Hindu groups in front of Kerala House here.

RSS ideologue Dattatreya Hosabale had yesterday said God’s Own Country was turning into the land of demons, while demanding an urgent intervention of the Backward Commission and the NHRC into the political violence taking place in Kerala.

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