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‘Stop cycle of violence’: BJP directs Kerala govt

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New Delhi, Jan 5: Criticising the Kerala government for the Sabarimala incident, BJP on Saturday asked the Kerala government to stop the 'cycle of violence' and warned of implementation of Constitutional provisions if the same is not stopped immediately.

BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said, 'whatever is happening at Sabarimala, clearly shows conspiracy done by the Kerala government under (Chief Minister) Pinarayi Vijayan. In the guise of Sabarimala, Kerala government is doing vote bank politics.'

'Kerala government ko janata ke aakrosh ka jawab dena hoga(Kerala government has to be answerable to the people's ire),' Mr Rao said.

The BJP has warned the Kerala government of consequences under constitutional provisions if such type of politics continues.

Mr Rao said the Kerala government is doing politics of violence and attacking the peaceful protesters keeping aside the interest and sentiments of the Sabarimala devotees.He also urged the media to not just look at the matter from gender point of view but instead consider people's sentiments also.

'Kerala government has decided to wreak havoc instead of dealing with it sensibly, a devotee was killed two days ago and all this is done by CPM goons, with tacit support of the state government. They're not sparing even devotees, it's state-sponsored violence,' the party spokesperson added.

Talking about the death of Chandran Unnithan, who was part of the protest march taken out by the Sabarimala Karma Samiti on Wednesday evening which came under attack by CPI(M) workers, Mr Rao said seriously injured Unnithan died later ,however, the Chief Minister told the media that he died due to cardiac arrest, however, the post-mortem later confirmed he died from serious head injuries.

The situation in Kerala remained tense after two women, aged between 10 and 50 years, entered the Sabarimala temple on January 2. Protests are being held in different parts of the state and the Opposition has slammed the Pinarayi Vijay-led Left front government for the unrest.

The Sabarimala temple in Kerala has been the site of protests and agitations ever since the Supreme Court, in September 2018, lifted the ban on entry of women of menstrual age into the temple.UNI