The activities of the Social Democratic Trade Union (SDTU), the trade union affiliated with the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), are now under the surveillance of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). This comes after the Popular Front ban, as the SDTU’s expansion in Kerala has intensified.
According to sources, members of the popular front hit squad were reorganized into separate units under SDTU district presidents. Previously, these hit squads were under the Popular Front district presidents. While the hit squads have temporarily stopped attacks after the ban, training and stockpiling of weapons continue in secret.
The SDTU is headed by former Naxal leader Gro Vasu in Kerala, and there is an attempt to give a secular image to the organization by bringing in some non-Muslim faces. However, the NIA has been keeping a close eye on the SDTU’s activities due to their suspected involvement in violent activities.
The NIA’s investigation into the SDTU has been ongoing, and more information is expected to come to light in the coming weeks. The SDPI has yet to comment on the matter.
With the NIA keeping a close watch on the SDTU’s activities, it remains to be seen how this will impact the organization’s expansion plans in Kerala. The government’s crackdown on radical groups has been increasing in recent years, and this latest development is just another indication of their efforts to ensure public safety.
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