Kozhikode: The Kozhikode district administration in Kerala has denied permission to the Congress to organise a Pro-Palestine rally at the Kozhikode beach on November 23, citing security reasons, a Congress leader said on Monday.
Talking to newspersons, District Congress Committee (DCC) president K Praveen Kumar and Kozhikode Loksabha MP, M K Raghavan said they approached District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) and booked the Kozhikode beach on November 9 to hold the Palestine solidarity rally on November 23.
AICC Organising General Secretary K C Venugopal will inaugurate the scheduled Congress rally and KPCC president K Sudhakaran and IUML State leaders will also share the platform on November 23..
But, the district administration informed during the day that the beach area cannot be given for holding the rally because of security concerns as the Kerala Government outreach programme “Nava Kerala Sadhasu”, was scheduled to be held on November 25, two days after the Congress party’s programme at the same venue.
Raghavan said they would go ahead with the rally at Kozhikode beach. He said the Congress would expose the double standard of CPI(M) on Palestine solidarity before the people.
Actually, the denial of permission shows that CPI(M) has no real love for Palestine people, and their sole aim is to garner votes in the name of the Palestine people.
The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) held a massive pro-Palestine rally on October 26 at Kozhikode beach. Later, the CPI(M) too organised a Pro-Palestine rally at the Kozhikode Trade Centre on November 11. UNI