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Kerala: Extremist incidents indicate foreign hands

Written by: Staff

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 28: Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today said reports indicated that the recent extremist incidents in the state has the support of foreign hands.

There were reports indicating foreign fund and help in some of the recent extremist incidents in the state, he told reporters after a Cabinet meeting. This would not be tolerated and would be dealt with very strongly, he added.

The influence of foreign fund was also indicated by the Commission that probed the Marad violence of 2003, he said in reference to the support of foreign bodies in the recent extremist incidents in the state. The CBI would be asked to probe into the foreign funding in the Marad violence, he added.

Mr Achuthanandan said an ordinance would be brought in against the Supreme Court order making speed governors mandatory for all heavy vehicles in the state.

He also said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's programme at Chavara in Kollam was cancelled. Dr Singh was to lay the foundation stone of the titanium sponge plant at the Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML).

On the e-mail threat to the Prime Minister, Mr Achuthanandan said central agencies and the state police were keeping strict vigil and it was being probed by a special squad under the DGP.

He also said that 15 ordinances, including the Kerala Road Safety Authority ordinance, The University Laws (Amendment) ordinance, would be promulgated.

The Cabinet also decided to reconstitute the jail review committee under the Chairmanship of Mr T V Ramakrishnan.


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