Kerala: Blocked Train In Protest Against Delhi Violence, 39 Fraternity Activists Sent to Jail
KOCHI, FEBRUARY 28—As many as 39 activists, who blocked a train in Kerala protesting against the violence in Delhi, were arrested and remanded to 14 days judicial custody by a court in Aluva, near Kochi, on Friday. All those arrested belong to Fraternity Movement.
They were blocking the train at the Aluva Railway station on Thursday night in protest against anti-Muslim violence in northeast Delhi and police having miserably failed to tackle the situation.
After more than five minutes into the blockade, the police initially arrested five activists. The Fraternity Movement activists alleged the police later arrested the protesters who were dispersing and were taken to Aluva East Police Station. The protesters alleged that they were beaten up by the police in the bus and also delayed in delivering medical care. The police have booked the protesters under Sections 353,143,147 of the IPC.
Of the 39 protesters arrested, 24 were sent to the Viyyur Central Jail, 2 minors sent to juvenile home and the rest were taken to Kakkanad Sub-jail. The court will hear their bail plea on Monday.
Trains were also blocked in different parts of the state by the Fraternity Movement. Shamseer Ibrahim, State President, Fraternity Movement, told that the fight against the tyrant regime would continue. "We will continue to speak against genocides and pogroms, we will fight for the oppressed, we will speak for the Muslims in riot-hit northeast Delhi. No one can stop us", he added.