Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has lashed out at anti-social people indulging in moral policing and directed the state police chief to take stringent action against the perpetrators of such acts.
Through his Facebook page, Pinarayi said he has directed the DGP to bring to the book the people who assaulted and harassed a young couple at Azheekkal beach on Valentine's Day and shared the visuals of the incident on the Internet.
"The visuals show the youngsters being attacked by moral policing goons. The heinous language used by the assailants are an insult to one's sense of culture. Nobody has been given the right to manhandle and assault the public in any circumstance. The act of sharing those visuals on social media is a blatant violation of law. It has also been directed to bring the person who posted the video on social media before the law," the CM wrote on Facebook.
He said such criminal activities will not be tolerated in Kerala.
The CM's post comes in the wake of increasing incidents of moral policing in the state. In one such recent incident, some activists of the SFI, the ruling CPM's student wing, were also accused of assaulting a youth and two girl students of University College in Thiruvananthapuram in the pretext of moral policing.