Palakkad: The anti-government protests are getting wider and bolder in the Walayar issue. People are shocked about the government’s apathy in handling the case of suicide of two minor Dalit girls in Palakkad.
The police and the prosecution are alleged to have helped all the accused who belong to the CPI(M). This helped them escape the clutches of the law and paved way for their acquittal in the court.
The court verdict that set every accused free raised a storm of protests against the government for its failure to ensure justice to the two Dalit girls who were killed.
However, the widespread protests have forced the government to initiate proceedings to reinvestigate the case and to go for a retrial. The government is now planning to submit an additional charge sheet and to get the court to allow for a retrial in the case.
Meanwhile, the BJP’s 100-hour protest is progressing at Walayar. Both BJP and the Congress are demanding an independent agency to probe the death of the sisters. Many leaders are expected to arrive at Walayar to intensify the protests against the government.
There is a wide resentment against the communist government’s handling of the case and people from inside Kerala and also from outside condemn the injustice faced by the victims and their family.