The Hush Post|17:30 pm|1-min-read
Kerala BJP-RSS workers on Friday attacked national award-winning Malayalam film director, Priyanandan, with cow dung. The attack took place near his house in Vallachira, Thrissur, in Kerala. Priyanandan was attacked over his ‘objectionable’ Facebook post on the entry of women into the Sabarimala shrine. However, the BJP has denied any role in the attack. According to leading South Indian daily, Malayala Manorama, the attackers poured dung mixed with water on the director and then thrashed him.
Priyanandan has filed a police complaint. He told the police, ‘It appears that this person was waiting for me. He came after me, hit me, poured cow dung on me. All this happened around 9 a.m. Generally I take a walk on this particular route everyday around 7 a.m. But, today I got delayed. This is not a one-man attack, there are others behind this”.
Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan comdemned the attack. He said, “This unholy act has taken place just because he made his point of view in the social media. Soon after his post came, he was under cyber-attack. This will not be tolerated”. He further added, appropriate action would be taken as it was a direct attack on the freedom of expression.
Reportedly, the director had written a contoversial poem on the Sabarimala row in the state and posted it on his Facebook page. After criticism, he deleted it from his page.