How many RSS workers have been killed in Kerala so far
How many RSS workers have been killed in Kerala is a questioning that many are asking amidst the never ending political violence in the state. On Sunday Union Minister Arun Jaitley who visited the house of a slain RSS worker said even a terrorist would be put to shame looking at such instances of violence.
With political murders on the rise, it would be important to look at the data relating to the number of deaths of RSS, CPM and Congress workers who have been killed in political political violence.
Data of RSS workers killed in Kerala:
Between 2000 and 2016, Kannur district alone reported 69 political murders. In 2016 alone there were 7 such instances reported. In the year 2017 alone there have already been four such instances.
The data available for the past 17 years shows that there have been 160 political murders that have taken place. Most of the killings between 2000 and 2017 are due to political rivalry. During this period, Kerala witnessed the murders of 65 RSS or BJP workers. 85 CPM workers and 11 workers of the Congress-IUML were murdered between 2000 and 2017.
2017 list of political murders in Kerala:
Ezhuthan Santhosh, a 52 year old BJP worker was hacked to death at Andallur on 18 January 2017.
RSS worker Biju was murdered by alleged CPM activists at Payyanur on May 12 2017.
Ananthu Ashokan, a teenager murdered in April 2017 Cherthala. 16 RSS workers were arrested although the case was not declared as a political murder.
RSS worker Rajesh was murdered on July 29 2017.
2016 list of political murders in Kerala:
Sujith, an RSS activist was killed on February 13.
CPM worker Cherikandath Raveendran, 55, was killed on 18 May 2016 at Kandyarmukku.
Dhanraj, 52 a CPM worker was stabbed at Payyanur on July 11.
C K Ramachandran an auto-rickshaw driver killed allegedly by CPM workers on July 11.
26-year-old RSS worker Bineesh was hacked to death by suspected CPM supporters on 4 September, 2016 in Kannur district.
Kuzhichalil Mohanan, 50 of the CPM was killed on 10 October 2016.
On October 12, BJP worker Ramith was killed in an attack. Ramit's father Uthaman too had met with a similar fate in 2002.
For more details check out this RTI reply: http://factchecker.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/kannur-RTI-data.pdf