13 Nov 2013
Thodupuzha:(Kerala) The Thodupuzha Chief Judicial Magistrate court exonerated prof T J Joseph of the Thodupuzha Newman College in the blasphemy case. The professor had filed a plea in the court to acquit him of all charges.The professor had stated in his plea that he had set the question paper based on the book by P T Kunju Muhammed and there was nothing blasphemous. The court heard the plea last Wednesday. Adv Ramkumar appeared for the professor and Adv James represented the prosecution.
Kannur: The CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan launched a frontal attack against the Jamaat-e-Islami on Thursday, equating it with the RSS, and said that the former is working towards the establishment of an Islamic theocratic State just like the RSS was trying for a Hindu theocratic State.The Islamic radicals in Kerala have chopped a Christian professor TJ Joseph,s hand for alleged blasphemy
Popular Front of India activists were arrested in connections with the chopping of hand of Kerala Professor T J Joseph accusing him of blasphemy. The PFI activists were arrested for some communal murders in the state too. In July 2010, the police have seized country made bombs, weapons , CDs and document containing Taliban and Al Qaeda propaganda from PFI activists. The organisation started in November 2006 as a confederation of National Development Front of Kerala, Manitha Neethi Pasari and Karnataka Forum for Dignity, later expanded their base and become a pan-India organisation. In 2012, Kerala government imposed ban on the Freedom parade conducted by PFI