Kannur violence: Vismaya, a12-year-old daughter of an RSS activist killed allegedly by Left workers in Kerala questioned why did you kill my father? The video has gone viral on the social media nowadays. She wordlessly expressed her anger in her powerful message through placards, reportedly inspired by Delhi student Gurmehar Kaur’s posts.
Her father Santosh Kumar, 52 was hacked inside his home in Kannur in January
Kannur violence: Left workers killed 12-year-old girl’s father
“My father wanted to fulfill my dreams. A night swept away all my dreams,” says the Class 8 student in placards, sharing that she wants to become a police officer to serve her village.
“His only mistake was he supported RSS and BJP. I see only darkness in my future. They murdered not just my dad but my dreams and future. I see only darkness, complete darkness. I have not yet (got the answer), why they killed my father.”
Kannur is the epicentre of political violence
A video of little Vismaya participating in a quiz show became viral and drew strong emotions with offer offers of financial help pouring in. BJP sources told NDTV, “We wanted the message to reach a larger audience, for them to see Kannur’s violence and how this girl has been affected. That’s why we made this video.”
It is worth mentioning here that Kannur is the epicentre of political violence in Kerala, in which a number of activists from the RSS or Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological mentor of BJP, and the Left have been killed.
Since the left-led government came to power last year, four activists and three CPM activists have been killed in Kannur.