The Loyola college Trivandrum, a premier Jesuit institute at the state capital yesterday was turned in to a virtual police fortress to deal with the protest action organised in front of it by human rights activists demanding justice for Fr. Pallath.
Against little less than hundred odd human rights activists gathered in front of Loyola College, the college authorities requisitioned about 4 bus loads of police personnel sho were deployed at the gates and all over the Loyola campus. Despite the tight police security and bandobust, the leading human rights activists of the state capital reached the venue of the protest action.
Leading them was Octogenarian K.E. Mammen, renowned freedom fighter of Kerala. Shri B.R.P Bhaskar of the Vigil India Movement, Mr. Mukundan C. Menon of the Confederation of Human Rights Organisations of Kerala, Br.Reni George of the National Alliance of People’s Movements, Shrikuamr Peyad – State coordinator of the Kerala Dalit Panthers, L. Pankajakshan of Swaraj Kerala, Sr.Annie of the ICM congregation, Sr. Thresiamma of FMM sisters, Sr. Patricia Kuruvinakkunnel of the MMS order, and Sr. Sicily Plathottam of the SCJM order gave leadership to the protest action staged through the day at the gates of the Loyola college. In a statement issued to the press, the protestors demanded that the Jesuit authorities should immediately commit themselves to the terms of the agreement they signed with Fr. Pallath and avert a human tragedy.