Human rights activist GROW Vasu arrested over protest in opposition to killing of two Naxals 7 years in the past

Kozhikode: Kozhikode Medical School police on Saturday arrested 93-year-old human rights activist Ayinoor Vasu popularly often known as ‘GROW’ Vasu in reference to protests over an alleged extrajudicial police killing of two Maoists seven years in the past.

He has been arrested in reference to the protests over the Nilambur encounter, mentioned Medical School Station Home Officer Inspector Benny Lal M L.

The police had been executing a long-pending warrant in opposition to GROW Vasu in reference to a case registered over a protest in entrance of the mortuary of the medical faculty in November 2016. He was charged with illegal meeting and obstructing police within the discharge of responsibility.

An officer mentioned the activist and commerce union chief mentioned he would argue the case on his personal and refused to use for bail.

On November 24, 2016, Kerala police shot useless Koppam Devarajan, a central committee member of CPI (Maoist), and Ajitha alias Kaveri in Padukka forest within the Karulai vary of the Nilambur South division. 

When their our bodies had been shifted to Kozhikode Medical School, a gaggle of activists, together with GROW Vasu held protests over the killings accusing the police of staging the encounter.

Vasu had demanded a judicial inquiry into the killings. “We do not know what occurred. The forest space (15km from Padukka Forest Station) had been cordoned off and even reporters weren’t allowed to go there,” Vasu had advised Manorama Information from in entrance of the mortuary then. 

Within the Nineteen Sixties, GROW Vasu was a part of the Naxilite motion. He was imprisoned for seven years in Kannur Central Jail after he was arrested within the Thirunelli Naxalite motion of 1970, by which Naxal chief Arikkad Varghese was killed. 

Within the Eighties, he had joined palms with the Gwalior Rayons Organisation of Employees (GROW), to demand the closure of the Gwalior Rayons manufacturing facility at Mavoor, saying it was polluting the Chaliyar river.

Since then he got here to be often known as GROW Vasu.

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