KOCHI: For Malayalis, terrorism was a phenomenon happening far away in the snow-capped Kashmir Valley or the Hindi heartland. Not any more.
A string of events, from the felling of a Malayali youngster by the bullets of security forces in Kashmir to the chopping off of the palm of a teacher in Muvattupuzha have awakened them from a false sense of security.
The Thrikkakkara Residents Association Apex Council (TRAAC) has planned a two-wheeler rally to create awareness about the threat posed by terrorism. �Message of love against terrorism, will be the theme of the rally.
District Collector M. Beena will flag off the rally on Independence Day at 4.30 p.m. at the Ayyanad bridge which forms the border of the Thrikkakkara panchayat. The rally will end at Kakkanad Junction where High Court Judge C.N. Ramachandran Nair will administer the oath on resisting terrorism.
�The resistance against terrorism could be developed only through spreading the message of love and to achieve this, awareness should be created among the people about this serious threat,� said Anil Kumar, general secretary of TRAAC, about organising such a rally