CPI(M) activists protest near High Court

Hundreds of CPI(M) activists on Monday began their eight-hour sit-in near the Kerala High Court protesting against the six-month sentence awarded to party leader M V Jayarajan in a contempt of court case.

Updated: Nov 14, 2011, 11:45 AM IST

Kochi: Hundreds of CPI(M) activists on Monday began their eight-hour sit-in near the Kerala High Court
protesting against the six-month sentence awarded to party
leader M V Jayarajan in a contempt of court case.

The activists are squatting on the road side near the
High Court junction holding banners and placards proclaiming
"in democracy people are supreme" and "Judges sitting in glass
houses should not throw stones at people".

About 2000 police personnel led by Kochi Police
Commissioner M R Ajith Kumar are camping in the area.

The Police Commissioner had yesterday issued a notice to
CPI(M) Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan asking the party not to
disturb the functioning of the court by holding
demonstrations.

Party sources said the dharna would conclude at 1700 hrs.

The High Court had last week sentenced Jayarajan to six
months imprisonment for his derogatory comments against two
judges for the court verdict on banning roadside meetings.

PTI