`Fundamentalism cause for concern for Kerala`
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 15:07
  
Thiruvananthapuram: Growth of religious fundamentalism was a cause for concern for Kerala and if it was not bridled it could harm the state's future, Union Home Secretary G K Pillai said Tuesday.

" Religious fundamentalism is a cause for concern. We should not allowed to grow it. We need to take effective steps to contain the menace. Otherwise it could pose a serious threat to Kerala's future," Pillai said.

He was replying to reporters' after discussions on security scenario in the state with Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan here.

Balakrishnan said the discussions were quite fruitful as the centre-state co-ordination was vital in tackling cases of inter-state and international ramifications.

He said the Union Home Secretary had offered co-operation of central agencies like NIA for the state police in its investigations in such cases.

Pillai had yesterday reviewed the situation with state DGP and other senior police officials.

His two-day visit assumed significance in the wake of several terror-link cases surfacing in Kerala and radical outfits like Popular Front in Kerala coming under scanner of intelligence and security agencies.

Popular Front activists were the prime suspects behind the sensational case of chopping off the hand of college lecturer P J Joseph for preparing a question paper containing derogatory references to Prophet Muhammad.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 15:07


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