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Kerala RSS worker ‘killed by SDPI’; BJP observes Alappuzha bandh

An RSS worker was killed and several others injured in a clash with SDPI in Alappuzha district of Kerala. Six SDPI workers have been arrested

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If the diabolical series of murders of Hindu activists in Kerala by CPM workers stopped making news in the recent past, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was killed in a clash with the Islamist political organisation Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in Alappuzha district of Kerala on 24 February night, police said on 25 February.

An RSS source told Sirf News, “RSS’s 26-year-old Nandu R Krishna was killed by a team of assailants belonging to the Islamic terror group SDPI. They severed a hand of the shakha shikshak (trainer at an RSS shakha).”

The swayamsevak said, “The clash you are referring to erupted when the SDPI held a meeting and protested against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adithyanath’s comment that the Kerala government was not taking action against love jihad. The SDPI leaders made extremely inflammatory speeches targeting Yogi and Hindus.”

The source continued, “The RSS conducted a protest march, which concluded peacefully. The Islamists cornered Nandu near a shop and attacked him with swords.”

Police said they had taken six SDPI workers into custody in connection with the killing of the RSS worker.

Circumspect about usages of words, a large section of the news media is describing the murder of Nandhu by SDPI as “hacked to death”. The incident occurred near the Vayalar town in Alappuzha. The SDPI is the political wing of the Popular Front of India (PFI).

Nandu who was allegedly attacked with sharp objects. He was taken to a hospital but he succumbed to his grievous injuries on the way, police said.

The police said they took six others, belonging to the SDPI and the RSS, injured in the clash to various hospitals in Alappuzha and Ernakulam. One of the injured workers of the RSS is serious, the cops said.

BJP calls for shutdown

The BJP has announced a shutdown in Alappuzha district on 25 February. The party is observing a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the Kerala district to protest the violence against their workers.

Tension has been brewing in the area following a march organised by the SDPI recently in protest against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Kerala visit to inaugurate BJP’s Vijay Yatra from Kasargod to Thiruvananthapuram, news agency reported.

The area had witnessed back-to-back protest marches by two groups following the SDPI programme.

Pre-planned attack

In a statement on 25 February, SDPI claimed that the attack was planned by the RSS. “The attack by RSS against the march by SDPI was planned. There should be an inquiry into the death of RSS worker.”

The outfit said that four SDPI workers had been hospitalised with serious injuries.

The BJP, meanwhile, alleged that the killing of an RSS worker was pre-planned. The BJP added that two workers are in critical condition.

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