IDUKKI: Prof. TJ Joseph, the victim of a violent hand amputation, expressed that the judgment itself would not personally affect him. Religious extremism and terrorism are dangers to our country. He stated that he fulfilled his civic duty by testifying as an eyewitness in court.
Furthermore, Prof. TJ Joseph emphasized the need to eradicate the ideologies of terrorism from the society. He described those who adhere to outdated beliefs as a threat to the world. Regarding the punishment handed down to the accused, he expressed indifference, acknowledging that he is not a legal expert to assess the severity of the punishment.
Instead, he urged political observers to evaluate whether the verdict would effectively combat terrorism.
The professor also revealed that he had made three complaints to the police when he received threats, but he received no protection. This led him to criticize the state government for its failure to maintain law and order.
He called upon the government to arrange for his protection and suggested that the compensation should be provided by the government as well, leaving the decision to them.