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RSS, CPM violence flares up in Kerala; leader Chandrawat retracts his statement

Amidst the ongoing tussle between the RSS and CPM in Kerala, three Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activists were attacked at Elappulli in Palakkad district. Five unidentified men who came on motor bikes attacked the three activists- Rathish (30), Yousuf (31) and Sudheesh (28).

The attack in Palakad happened few hours before the bomb attack on RSS office in Kallachi in Kozhikode district on Thursday. DYFI is the youth wing of the CPM.

However, after the violence accelerated, RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat, who had announced a bounty of Rs. 1 crore for beheading the Kerala Chief Minister, has retracted his statement.

Police filed a complaint naming three BJP workers for attacking the two youths. In another attack, the CPM office in Vishnumangalam, Kozhikode area was set on fire on Thursday night. RSS supporter Virag Pachpor told that since the last eight months when the Communist Government came to power in Kerala, there had been continuous attacks on RSS people.

Chandrawat, RSS Sah Prachar Pramukh in Ujjain, claimed he got some phone calls from Kerala threatening to kill him and was being targetted in social media.

“I was pained on the issue of murders of Swayamsevaks and therefore made an emotional statement. I retract it (statement) and express my regret,” Chandrawat said in a statement late last night.
“I also got some phone calls from Kerala in which an unidentified caller threatened to kill me,” he claimed.

Chandrawat, in a meeting here, had announced the bounty to avenge the killing of RSS workers in Kerala, allegedly by CPI-M workers.

His speech sparked an uproar, drawing condemnation from the RSS, the CPI(M) and the Congress.

In a video, which went viral, Chandrawat is purportedly seen saying that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is behind the killing of RSS workers there and he will pay Rs. 1 crore to anyone who beheads him and brings his (Vijayan’s) head to him.

On Thursday, the entire Delhi university’s North Campus was filled with hoardings of random mutilated bodies and other disturbing images calling it to be an outcome of communist violence in the state. One of the hoardings had a photo of a mutilated body of an RSS worker from Kannur, Kerala, who was killed in 2008.

According to a statement issued by AISA, the hoardings were fake and illegally put at spots where hoardings were not allowed. AISA accused the Delhi Police to be ‘in constant nexus with the ABVP in this entire episode’.

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