Saturday August 26 2006
MALAPPURAM: A six-member gang of RSS workers attacked VHP district vice president and teacher at Ariyallor Madhavananda Vilasam Higher Secondary School , Choikandy Sunil Kumar,45, on Friday morning. Sunil has been admitted to Kozhikode Medical College with serious injuries in his head. The rivalry between Sangh Parivar organizations caused ongoing confrontation in the area for more than a year. It became more visible to public as both organizations showcased their strength in different ways. VHP had choosen Vinayaka Chathurthy celebrations to promote their cadre while RSS launched Shri Krishna Jayanthi Celebrations to counter them.
The incident occurred when Sunil Kumar was on his way to the school from his home in the morning. When he reached the Moorarimukku junction, a six-member RSS gang attacked him with weapons.
Though local people rushed to the spot on hearing Sunil’s loud cries, the gang escaped from the crime scene. On the complaint of VHP, Parappangadi police have registered a case against six RSS leaders called Karadath Shivadasan, Keeriyadath Rajan, Cheriyedath Nandanan,and Balamurali who is a teacher in the same school.
VHP District organizer, A.M. Baktha Valsalan, alleged that RSS attack is a ploy to stop its Vinayaka Chathurthi Celebrations, which is to be held on 28th of August. Poor performance of the RSS caused more hindus join VHP in vallikunnu area , he said.
In 1994, Malappuram witnessed the premature tickling away of a time bomb in where RSS led Hindutwa forces are very active. The time bomb was exploded during it's making by RSS activist named Shrikant who has come from Thiruvananthapuram. He was seriously wounded and during questioning, he confessed to the police that the bomb in the making was for throwing it on the procession of Hindu women and children (bala yatra) on the occasion of Shri Krishna Jayanti. Later the culprit succumbed to injuries. This is one example of the continuous attempts of RSS to create communal troubles in the district. Reacting to this incident Mr. Oomen Koshi, the then Superintendent of Police of the District said, "It was God who savedMalappuram district."