An RSS office in Perunthattil village falling under Kannur district in Kerala was reportedly vandalized by 10 goons on Monday morning. The goons smashed the windows, destroyed the equipment in the premises and also threatened women and children who were present inside.
Incidentally this vandalism comes only a day after the office was inaugurated. Following this attack, both the RSS and the BJP have placed the blame on CPM activists.
This has prompted Rajiv Tuli the Prant Prachar Pramukh of Delhi to issue a press release which put forth the RSS’s side to the whole incident.
The release claimed that in Perunthattil where the office or Keshav Smriti Sevalay is located is a CPM stronghold where no other organisations are allowed to undertake any political-cultural activity.
The Sevalay consisted of a help-desk, employment cell, library among others. The release also claimed that it was attacked a whopping 18 times since its foundation stone was laid. The attacks included removing the foundation stone, filling the excavated are and demolition of walls. The construction was finally completed by the Swayamsevaks with the help of local villagers who risked their lives.
The release further claimed that a day before the inauguration a prominent RSS member was surrounded by armed CPM workers and barely managed to save himself.
The release also claimed that posters were put out in the village which read “Welcome to CPM party village/This is an RSS-free zone/Here RSS is banned”. It also reiterated that violence especially in Kannur district has hugely intensified after the CPM-led LDF government came to power in 2016.
This above case might just be another instance of RSS establishments getting targeted by alleged CPM goons. We had previously reported an interview of an RSS leader wherein he had elaborated how the lives of RSS workers were at a risk in Kerala. Incidentally this plight of the RSS members has gone largely unheard by both the media and the BJP government at the center.