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A sufferer of political violence who by no means fails to vote

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: He’s a dwelling proof of the violent politics of Kannur. Nevertheless, Poornachandran, 30, has no aversion to politics and has exercised his franchise in each election in Kerala. On Tuesday, he forged his vote on the Authorities Well being Centre at Peroorkada which falls below the Vattiyoorkavu constituency within the capital district. 

“I’ve voted in all elections held since I used to be eligible to vote. I don’t dislike politics however hate the violence related to it. Voting is my proper and pleasure,” he informed TNIE. Painful recollections of the ugly incident in 1998 nonetheless hang-out him at any time when he comes throughout information of political violence, mentioned Poornachandran.

“I all the time go to Kannur with a heavy coronary heart. I grow to be speechless at any time when somebody jogs my memory of that incident,” he mentioned. The incident came about in December 1998 when Poornachandran was eight years outdated. He and his elder brother had been on the lookout for scrap on the roadside at Thuvakkunnu at Panoor, an space notorious for CPM-RSS clashes, when Poornachandran discovered a small metal container. He picked it up. It was a bit heavy and the brothers couldn’t open it.

“We went to a scrap seller in close by Kallikandy and bought a hammer. I held the container on the bottom with my left hand and hit it twice with the hammer. The third time, there was an enormous explosion. I lay there in a pool of blood,” he recalled. The police later mentioned the container was a crude bomb dumped presumably by some occasion staff. They didn’t say which occasion.Poornachandran misplaced his left palm and proper eye within the accident. After six months of remedy, he moved to an orphanage run by Sai Gramam in Thiruvananthapuram. 

After plus-II, he joined a Carnatic vocal diploma course at Sri Swathi Thirunal Faculty of Music. In 2012, then CM Oommen Chandy appointed him as LD clerk within the faculty. “Solely lower-rung occasion staff and commoners get injured or killed in such incidents of violence. Leaders of all events and their kin are protected. I want all leaders would care for his or her staff and desist from violence,” he mentioned.

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