Ultra Dalit outfit in Kerala under scanner
Thiruvananthapuram: Two suspected activists
of a Dalit outfit in Kerala have been taken into custody in
connection with the murder of a 60-year old man in Varkala
On definite clues, the police team probing the murder case
had also been asked by higher-ups to look into the activities
of the outfit, Dalit Human Rights Movement (DHRM), which has
reportedly recruited cadres across the state in last one year.
The intelligence wing of the state police was also looking
whether the DHRM had any links with Maoist outfits outside the
state and if its cadres had been given any kind of arms
training, police sources said.
There had been some tension between Dalits and a
particular backward community in Varkala area over the
desecration of a statue of a saint reformer mostly revered by
the latter. It was also alleged that certain Dalit activists
were being targeted by the police following the statue
desecration and the murder of the man on Wednesday last was
said to be a fallout of this.
The outfit, floated with the professed objective of
protecting human rights and civil liberties of Dalits and
other depressed sections, had been able rope in a sizeable
committed cadre from across the state, police sources said.
The focus of the outfit was said to be urban centres and
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