Hit by poll setbacks, Kerala CPIM woos savarna Hindus

The state wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) seems to have decided to win back the support of Hindu segments of the population, particularly savarnas (those with caste), to overcome a drop seen in its vote-share after the government sent a team of policemen and activists inside a temple last year. The forced […]

Togadia’s AHP lodges case against Pinarayi Vijayan over Sabarimala episode

A court in Kerala has agreed to hear a case filed by Praveen Togadia-led Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and others for facilitating the entry of what the organization called non-believers into the Sabarimala temple two weeks ago. The case, filed by AHP National Secretary Pratheesh Vishvanath — the man behind the […]

Finally, Kerala CM takes a stand on Lawyers vs Media fight

Almost three months after the tussle between various lawyers associations and journalists first hit the headlines, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today took a stand on the issue, urging lawyers to let the media do their job. “The lawyers should realize that they do wrong in blocking journalists from accessing the court premises,” Vijayan said […]