On Kerala elephant’s death, Pinarayi Vijayan says some used tragedy to unleash hate 

Team Suno Neta Thursday 4th of June 2020 09:38 PM
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Pinarayi Vijayan.

A pregnant Kerala elephant, which died an agonizing death after its mouth was blown off while trying to eat an explosive-implanted pineapple, has triggered a national outrage and brought the country’s attention towards cruelty to animals. However, this incident also triggered a political slugfest as well has hatemongering on social media.

Reacting to this, the Kerala chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, took to Twitter and, in a series of tweets, said the elephant would get justice but also added that some were using this tragedy to “unleash a hate campaign”.

Earlier, BJP MP and Union minister Maneka Gandhi, who is a noted advocate of animal rights, alleged that the elephant was killed in Malappuram district, which is the “most violent” district in the country towards animals. Muslims constitute over 70 per cent of the total population in Malappuram.

The Union environment minister, Prakash Javadekar, also stated that the elephant died in Malappuram district.

The elephant had actually died at Kottopadam panchayat that comes under the Mannarkad forest division in Palakkad district

Malappuram MP and Indian Union Muslim League leader PK Kunhalikutty, while calling for strict punishment for those who committed the crime, questioned the BJP’s central leaders in specifically naming his constituency incorrectly.

He said, “They (the BJP senior leaders) don’t even condemn the human killings in Delhi and other places. They ignore that. They use Malappuram’s name for their communal campaign.”

Other Kerala leaders have also assailed the senior BJP members over this.

The elephant immersed its injured mouth in a river to alleviate its pain and keep off insects while waiting for an agonizing death. (Viral photo from Twitter)




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