Hibi Eden likens SFI in Kerala to a 'terror outfit', seeks its ban in Lok Sabha

Hibi Eden
Hibi Eden

New Delhi :Congress MP from Kerala Hibi Eden on Wednesday demanded in Lok Sabha that the CPM-affiliated Students' Federation of India (SFI) be banned in the state "like a terrorist organisation".

During the Zero Hour, Eden raised the issue of a woman leader of the Congress-backed Kerala Students' Union (KSU) being "brutally" beaten up allegedly by the activists of SFI at the Government Law College in Thiruvananthapuram.

"I would like to draw the attention of the House to a very important matter - a heinous crime committed by the goons of the Students Federation of India in Trivandrum government law college... Student union president and her colleagues were brutally beaten up by the SFI 'goondas' in the state," he alleged.

"SFI in Kerala should be banned like a terrorist organisation because the number of crimes committed every day by this particular organisation is unimaginable," he said and called on the Centre to intervene in the matter.

Eden raised the issue in Parliament amid Kerala witnessing clashes between the activists of the two student organisations in connection with campus elections.

The Congress-led opposition raised the issue in the state assembly on Wednesday which led to a heated argument between Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of the Opposition V D Satheesan.

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