The resignation comes a day after the Kerala high court dismissed Chandys petition challenging a report of the Alappuzha district collector on alleged encroachments by a company in which he has a stake.
The case in Kerala is not about religion. It is about a woman whose basic rights are being curtailed by the courts, her parents and self-styled protectors.
“These reports are being generated and sustained only because Islamophobia is so rampant in Kerala, across parties.”
Urmilesh, V.K. Cherian and Poornima Joshi discuss the ongoing conflict between CPI(M) and BJP-RSS in Kerala and the recent attacks against Dalits in Gujarat.
While state-level leaders insist otherwise, Amit Shah’s early exit from the ‘Jana Raksha Yatra’ suggests even the BJP recognises its failure.
The Kerala police is competent enough to conduct the investigation, the state government’s affidavit says, and would have sent a report to the Centre if any scheduled offences were discovered.
“It is alarming to have an adult woman today to be ordered into ‘protective custody’ of her parent’s home under the orders of a Court, denied mobility, communication and the company of her friends and well wishers.”
The case of a woman converting to Islam and marrying a Muslim man of her own volition has become about everyone else, ignoring the woman herself and what she wants.
The order came after the NIA told the court that the marriage in question could be part of a ‘larger mechanism’ to convert Hindu girls to Islam.