Madhu lynching case: Kerala removes special prosecutor

Minister for Law and Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes A K Balan announced the appointment of a Special Public Prosecutor after the mob lynching of Madhu grabbed national attention. Various tribal organizations had also raised this demand.

Exclusion of Muslim ghetto: Untold story of a much celebrated Kerala Govt. housing scheme for fisher-folk

Straight to the facts, the aforementioned housing scheme for fishermen families was originally conceived in 2015 as beneficial to the people of certain localities deemed to be vulnerable to coastal hazards.  The Thiruvananthapuram District Collector’s draft report submitted to the Department of Fisheries in fact starts with the village of Beemapally – the Muslim fisher ghetto – and proposes to include sixty-two families from the locality.