People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 37

September 15, 2013





Police Crushes the Genitals of Protester


N S Sajith


In a most brutal and shocking incident unheard in the history of Kerala, a police team headed by a  sub inspector unleashed violent attack on an LDF worker who participated in a peaceful protest against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Sub Inspector Vijayadas brutally attacked Jayaprasad, a DYFI activist from Thiruvananthapuram. He purposefully kicked the genitals of  Jayaprasad, while other cops held him tight. He collapsed on the spot after the repeated kicking by the police on the groin. He was hospitalised later and his condition is still critical. He is the branch secretary of the CPI(M).


The LDF activists were participating in a protest at Kazhakkoottam, against the tainted Chief Minister Oommen chandy, who was to attend a function there on September 4. While LDF workers were waving black flag at the chief minister, the police suddenly caught hold of Jayaprasad, and started kicking his private parts and attacked with lathis.


CPI(M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and Opposition leader V  S Achuthandan demanded a thorough inquiry into this incident and a case should be registered against the police officer.


In the meanwhile, National Human Rights Commission has decided to take cognizance of this brutal incident. Commission chairman Justice K G Balakrishnan assured that the commission will send notice to the state government. He said this while DYFI president M B Rajesh MP handed him over a memorandum which seeks immediate action against the inhuman violence. Since it is evident that the government of Kerala has failed to protect human rights in this incident, the only way to achieve genuine progress on justice is to conduct an independent investigation by the NHRC into this serious violation of human rights and human values, Rajesh said.