CPM hits out at Kerala HC for Kannur observation

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Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 11 (UNI) The CPI(M) today said the Kerala High Court's observations seeking Central intervention to stop the political murders in Kannur were an encroachment on the state government's powers.

''The HC observation on the political murders in Kannur is only one sided. It is not that the HC can make any observation without looking into the facts. This is not apt for a judicial institution,'' party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters here.

The HC had observed that the ''only solution to the political murders in Thalasserry in Kannur district of the state seems to be timely intervention by the union government by deploying sufficient forces who will not yield to those in power and out of power''.

The meaning of ''timely intervention by the union government by deploying sufficient forces'' is that the Military should be called in, Mr Vijayan said and added this power was not entrusted with the Court.

''The Judge has surpassed his areas of power. The law and order situation comes under the state's power. How can judge make such an observation? He should have at least asked the opinion of the Advocate General and come to a conclusion,'' he said. Moreover, the court should not interfere in the functioning of the state government, he added.

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