The state of Kerala is witnessing protests by various outfits, mostly violent, on the heels of Sabarimala temple row. Around hundred buses belonging to the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) have been attacked and vandalised during protests over women entering the shrine. While there were clashes between police personnel and protesters across Kerala, a video of a Tamil Nadu police officer taking on a group of protesters has gone viral.
The officer reportedly took on the protesters in Kaliyikkavila, located on Kerala’s southern border with Tamil Nadu, near Parassala. A video aired by news channel ‘News 7’ shows the officer daring the protesters from the BJP to touch a state transport vehicle.
The cop is receiving praise on social media for single-handedly challenging the mob of protesters to vandalise a public vehicle.
“Aambillayaaruntha vandiye thodra…paakkalaam” (If you’re a man, come touch the vehicle) yells the angry officer at the protesters, pointing his finger at the mob.
തമിഴ്നാട് അതിർത്തിയിൽ കെ.എസ്.ആർ.ടി.സി ബസ് തകർക്കാൻ വന്ന അക്രമികളെ സിനിമ സ്റ്റൈലിൽ വിരട്ടുന്ന തമിഴ്നാട് പൊലീസ്. "ആംപിളയാനാ പോയി വണ്ടിയെ തൊഡ്റാ.." കൊല മാസ് സീൻ. ❤️
Posted by Abhijith B on Thursday, January 3, 2019
KSRTC Managing Director Tomin J Thachankary has decided to reward the police officer belonging to Tamil Nadu for saving the buses of the corporation from stone-pelting. Kaliyikkavila SI Mohana Iyer who had displayed courage on the Kerala- Tamil Nadu border during the hartal and ensured that no KSRTC bus that passed that way was damaged.