Danger Marks In Saffron Drawn On Office Doors Of Kerala Writer: Cops

Besides, the name board of Mr Elayidom, who is a Malayalam language professor at the university, was also found broken, cops said.

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Danger Marks In Saffron Drawn On Office Doors Of Kerala Writer: Cops

Sunil Elayidom strongly advocates allowing the entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple.


Kochi: 

Danger marks in saffron colour were found drawn on the office doors of noted orator and thinker Sunil P Elayidom, Kerala Police said. Mr Elayidom strongly advocates implementation of Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple.

Following the threats by unidentified persons, a complaint was lodged with the police alleging that danger marks were drawn in saffron colour on the doors of Mr Elayidom's office at Kalady Sanskrit University.

Besides, the name board of Mr Elayidom, who is a Malayalam language professor at the university, was also found broken, they said adding a probe has been launched on the basis of the complaint filed by the University authorities.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condemned the "attack" on Mr Elayidom's office.

In a statement, CM Vijayan said Mr Elayidom's office was "attacked as he took a strong stand against the communal agenda of RSS."

He alleged that the outfit has adopted a "style of attacking and threatening" those who oppose them.

CM Vijayan said police would initiate strong action against the culprits behind the incident.

Mr Elayidom has alleged that he had been receiving threats and abusive messages through social media from members of right-wing Hindu outfits since he started speaking on public platforms supporting the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala women entry issue.

Mr Elayidom, who is a former leader of the Students Federation of India, said he has no plans to seek police protection in view of rising threats.

"I have been talking against the Hindutva politics for the last four, five years. I am not scared", Mr Elayidom told news agency PTI. He said, "recently, a threat message, saying that I should be stoned to death was received on my Facebook page. Then also, I did not file a complaint with the police."

"Later, I came to know that the police is probing the issue based on a complaint filed by a man in North Paravur," he claimed.

This is the second such incident since Swami Sandeepananda Giri's Salagramam ashram in Thiruvananthapuram was attacked.

Swami Giri's ashram was attacked after he supported Supreme Court verdict on entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple.

The state had witnessed massive protests from devotees at various places, including Sabarimala, Nilakkal and Pamba, against permitting women of all ages to enter the shrine when it was opened for monthly poojas from October 17-22 and a special pooja on November 5 and 6. 



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