Hartals are very much a popular term,that is being used for show-offs by political parties,irrespective of their ideology,size or hold.And,it is a paradox that a state like Kerala,famous for
intelligence,reasoning.altruism,secularism,mutual respect of each others’ faith and religion is being targeted by goons in every hartal.
The recent Whats App hartal call and disrupting law and order situation at different parts of the northern districts shocked ,even the mainstream political parties and the government because it had a ‘communal agenda’ as feared by the police.
And,common men lost their confidence at public places while travelling because some gangs appear in-front of their vehicles and threaten ,using abusive language.
The face of the Whats App hartal was worst .Many vehicles were being attacked. KSRTC buses set on fire.Bus staffs were brutally beaten.
If mob enters in public sphere and create violence and fear,it is really a bad sign .If it is not nipped in the bud ,we will have to face more tough situation and the peaceful life of people would be severely affected and we will face insurgency situation what we watch on television and read in newspapers and news portals and listen on radio in other parts of the nation.
Some terrorist outfits are operating social media platforms for injecting communal venom.Police is sharply observing such audio,video clips and postings on social media.
The police believe that some miscreants even hijacked the real call of hartal in a different way to create a bad image to Kerala,where all communal situations had been peacefully managed.During the Ayodhya issue also Kerala showed its glorious secular culture without fall prey in the hands of divisive forces.
The brutal rape and murder of a Kashmir girl had invited widespread protests through out the state.
The notable feature of the protest is the participation of Muslim women in large number.
Many small and big Muslim organizations came out from their houses and shouted slogans and stood in the street for hours.
Conservative people who normally bar women in protests could not take any action in the case of Katwa protest.
Peaceful protest for the Kashmir girl has been widely supported by every people,irrespective of caste,creed or religion because it was such a brutal action.
It is believed that many fundamental organizations are unhappy about the women’s up-rise in many places.
Such organizations are under sharp vigilance by the state police.
The police will also look in the legal support taken by the arrested people.The possible fundraising,foreign link of these organizations etc.are also being investigated.
Police have registered 350 cases and arrested 950 persons in connection with the hartal called in the state through the social media networks.
Many tried to drag the Indian Union Muslim League into the hartal matter. However,the party had to issue continuous statements against such misguiding announcements.
IUML state general secretary KPA Majeed issued a statement even today ,demanding to expose the persons or groups behind the fake hartal motive.
Finally,the state Human Rights Commission also released statement,demanding strict action against the fake hartal promoters.
The Commission demanded quick action against the culprits. Human Rights acting chairperson P.Mohandas asked the state police chief to submit report in the issue within 30 days.
Meanwhile,some social media activist are also shocked to see the negative outcome of the hartal. Here,the question is whether the promoters such as social media groups or hijackers with hidden motive for creating deliberate clashes are to be booked?