Thiruvananthapuram: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has likened the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to Khalistan terrorists.
His statement comes amid the standoff over the entry of women of menstrual age into Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala after the apex court lifted the ban.
The CPI (M) state secretary said RSS is taking over Sabarimala shrine like Khalistan terrorists did to the Golden Temple at Amritsar. He said RSS is a terror outfit and they are no less than terrorists. They are doing the same thing in Kerala as the Khalistan militants did in the Golden Temple.
He questioned if they had wanted to safeguard devotees then why did they call for a hartal.
Devotees were affected due to the hartal. What belief are they talking about?, the CPM leader asked. The CPI (M) politburo member S Ramachandran Pillai on Wednesday commented that the RSS is behaving like Taliban and Khalistan terrorists.