KANNUR: Communist Marxist Party (CMP) leader M.V. Raghavan has called for strong action against those spreading religious extremism in the State.
The developments in the State indicated that religious extremism was strengthening. It had already assumed a frightening proportion, Mr. Raghavan told reporters here on Wednesday.
Terming religious extremism a great menace, he said strong action is required to create a fear-free atmosphere in the State. The State government should intensify investigations into cases involving religious extremist groups. Such groups had grown in the State as a result of police inaction in registering cases against them, he said. Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan should initiate action against workers of his own party indulging in making bombs and other weapons, Mr. Raghavan said.
Seeking steps to enhance security in public places, he said the government should ensure an atmosphere where people could lead a peaceful life.