news Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | February 18, 2015 | 9.55 pm IST A book written by Student Federation of India (SFI) central committee member Chintha Jerome has taken on the Kiss of Love (KOL) protests, calling them unreal. In the book Jerome alleges that those organising the KOL protests don't know the ground reality, and simply organize protests through new media and smart phones, and that they are far away from real life. She has also taunted the KOL organizers calling them anarchist and not aware about real politics. She also said that 'rogues are made to be saints through these apolitical protests'. 'Though KOL is a representational protest, it is useless. We as a political organization don’t support such anarchic ideas” says SFI State secretary T.P. Bineesh. Earlier though some of the SFI workers supported KOL protests, later CPIM had officially announced their disapproval to the protest. However KOL community has reacted to the allegations in the book. While accepting the author’s freedom of expression they have clearly defended their ideologies. They retorted that the author is a political moron. “We welcome Chintha Jerome’s views in context with freedom of speech and expression. KOL is Left ideology, if it is not left then what is it? Dear comrade, please don’t think that left is only CPIM. If you don’t understand the politics of KOL then you are a political moron. According to you shouting Jai below a flag is politics. May you don’t know what anarchism is? KOL has never asked any political parties support," says KOL on their Facebook page. Such people who argue for left politics better think about the future of established left parties in Kerala,” KOL community posted on their Facebook wall The book titled Chumbanam Samaram Idathupaksham (Kiss protest left front) was published by Sitara Publications and was released by Communist Party of India (Marxist)(CPIM) Polit Bureau member MA Baby in Kollam on Tuesday. Tweet

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