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Rights outifts` funding: Ker to seek Centre`s help in probe

Kerala Government on Wednesday said it would ask the Centre to probe the financial sources of some human rights organisations operating in the state and to verify whether the funds were being used for any subversive activities.



Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Government
on Wednesday said it would ask the Centre to probe the financial
sources of some human rights organisations operating in the
state and to verify whether the funds were being used for any
subversive activities.

Some human rights organisations having "vested interests"
are operating in the state and these are under the observation
of police and intelligence, Home Minister Kodiyeri
Balakrishnan told the Assembly.
Some of these organisations had the support of religious
bodies and also receive funds from foreign countries,
Balakrishnan said in reply to a calling attention to the
necessity to inquire into "subversive activities" and
financial sources of the so-called rights groups functioning
in the state.

To inquire about the foreign funding of these outfits,
the state has limitations. Hence, Chief Minister V S
Achhuthanandan would write to the Centre to probe the
financial sources of these outfits in the state and also
whether such funds were being used for any subversive
activities, he said.

Making it clear that Kerala would not be made a land of
subversive activities, Balakrishnan said the government would
take all necessary steps to deal with the menace.

Referring to the recent recovery of bombs from a place of
worship in Kannur, Balakrishnan said such places would not be
allowed to be converted into "armoury".
Taking up the issue, P Viswam (CPI-M) alleged outfits
such as `Solidarity` under the cover of human rights and stir
for land rights are actually engaged in unlawful activities.

PTI

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