Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President, Amit Shah led the ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ in the national capital on October 8. The march which was carried out, has been marked as a sign of protest against the alleged killings of right-wing activists in southern state of Kerala. On October 3, Amit Shah had inaugurated the Yatra against the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala and had invited Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to lead the protest.
Earlier, the rally was kick-started by the BJP President from Payyannur in Kerala. However, Amit Shah had left the protest in between at Pinarayi to attend a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pinarayi Town is the hometown of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. The protest rally was taken out by the BJP party to condemn the killings of BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers in south.
The Sunday’s ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ led-by Amit Shah will start from Connaught Place. Before the protest is taken out, homage will be paid to the workers who were brutally killed in Kerela. Apart from Amit Shah, many prominent BJP faces are expected to be part of the rally. BJP’s Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari and other senior party leaders are said to be the part of the ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ in New Delhi.
According to reports, in order to condemn the killings of BJP and RSS workers in south and to highlight the incapabilites of Kerala government, as no action was taken by the government against those involved in killings, the BJP will be taking out ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ everyday from every state capital till October 16. BJP’s Amit Shah is also scheduled to lead the march on the concluding day later this month in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Kerala has been in the headlines over the series of political killings and counter-killings of CPI (M) and RSS-BJP activists.