BJP's Kerala unit secretary attacked inside mosque

BJP's Kerala state secretary A.K Nazir was allegedly attacked inside a mosque at Nedungandam in Idukki district on Sunday, shortly after he participated in a programme on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), police said.

While the BJP alleged activists of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and the pro-CPI(M) Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) were behind the attack, police have maintained that since the incident took place inside a mosque, it was not clear who had attacked Nazir.

The BJP leader was obstructed by a group of people when he entered the Thookkupalam Jumah Masjid to offer prayers after the 'Jana Jagriti' meeting.

However, the Imam allowed him to perform prayers.

"While performing 'namaz', Nazir was beaten up from behind using a chair and was also kicked," a BJP press release said.