Activist Rahul Easwar calls for peaceful protests to continue
Activist Rahul Easwar, who was detained by Kerala Police on Wednesday, released a statement after he was arrested. Claiming that the 20 people arrested with him were framed, and called for peaceful protests to continue.
Translation: Twenty of us have been arrested and are now being taken to Kottarakara sub-jail on judicial remand. The government is purposely doing this. We have been framed and the plan is to put us behind bars to ensure the protest ends. It is around 3 am in the morning and till now we have not been given any food to eat. This could well be my last message for a long time to come. I only want to say that we should continue our peaceful protest. There should NOT be any violence at any cost. We should only follow the Gandhian methods. No one should resort to abuse or physical violence at any cost. That will only diminish the importance of Lord Ayyappa and bring a blot on our fight for justice. Let us hope that after the Supreme Court reopens this case 22nd, we will get justice.