Six RSS workers in custody for attack on Malayalam poet Sreekumar


Kollam (Kerala) Feb 6: Six RSS workers have been taken into custody for carrying out an attack on poet Kureepuzha Sreekumar, that took place near here late last night.

Sreekumar was attacked by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers when he was about to leave the venue of a meeting where he had delivered a speech on an ongoing struggle by the people of Vadayambady near Kochi against what has been described by Dalits as a “caste wall”, news agency IANS reported.

According to the reports, Sreekumar criticised Hindutva forces in his address.

Sreekumar confirmed that he was waylaid by the group of men, who were abusing him. However, the poet managed to get away in a car with the help of some people.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has condemned the “fascist attack” and directed the police to take strict action against the culprits.

A case has been registered against 15 persons and six have been taken into custody, who would be produced in a court later on Tuesday.

Former state Congress President V.M. Sudheeran told the media that “this is a blatant violation of expression of freedom by the fascist forces”.

The social media has gone viral over the attack.


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