In the wake of 21 Muslim Keralites going missing in West Asia, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said that that there is a concerted attempt to create an anti-Muslim feeling in the state and dub every Muslim as a ‘terrorist’.
The CM asserted that terrorism does not have any religion, but anyone going towards terrorism would be singled out and dealt with strictly.
He said the government considers this situation as a very serious issue, and will seek the help of central agencies for a larger investigation.
These comments of the CM came after Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chentitala raised the issue in State Assembly. He asked the government whether there is any truth in media reports that these people joined the Islamic State.
Other MLAs like O Rajagopal also spoke in the Assembly and expressed concern over the disappearances.