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Kerela Poet attacked by RSS extremists

Kollam (Kerala): Malayalam poet Kureepuzha Sreekumar was attacked last evening in Kollam, allegedly by right-wing activists. Six men were arrested. One of them is a member of the local BJP and the panchayat, the police said. Mr Sreekumar was accosted by the group when he was about to leave the venue of a public function where he was a guest speaker. He was threatened, verbally abused and jostled around, the police said. The poet said the assailants were upset by the poet's address at the function, in which he spoke of the ongoing year-long friction between the Dalits and the upper caste Nairs in the area over the building of a boundary wall of a local temple.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :Public function
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Celebrity / Social Activist
Location of incident Other perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0 :FIR filed
Details of the FIR

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :Arrested 6 of the accused Current status Not known
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Main Information
Date of incident: February 05, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Name of the victim : Kureepuzha Sreekumar
    Name of Perpetrator BJP and RSS
    State Kerala
    District/City Kollam
    Party In Power / Incidents CPI (M) - Communist Party of India (Marxist)
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