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ABVP protests against Pinarayi’s Telangana visit


The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) activists staged a protest against visiting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday, blaming him for the killing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers in Kerala.

Raising slogans of ‘Vijayan go back’ they tried to disrupt a meeting which was being addressed by the Kerala chief minister. Police, however, arrested the protesters including women.

Mild tension prevailed outside RTC Kalabhavan where the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader was addressing a meeting of Keralites.

Holding ABVP flags, a group of protesters tried to rush towards the meeting venue. Police stopped the protesters, bodily lifted them into waiting police vehicles and shifted to a police station.

Pinarayi is in Hyderabad on a two-day visit to attend various programmes. He will address a public meeting of CPM in Saroornagar on the city outskirts in the evening.

Police have made tight security arrangements for his visit in view of threats from right-wing organisations. A BJP legislator in Hyderabad, Raja Singh, has threatened to obstruct the public meeting. “If the Kerala CM, who is a murderer of Hindus, is invited to the event, I will not allow it to happen. I will go to any extent to stop the meeting,” said Raja Singh, a member of Telangana assembly.

He had demanded of the Telangana government not to grant permission to Pinarayi to visit Hyderabad.

Indo-Asian News Service