Kollam / Kozhikode ∙ Minister V. Sivankutty said that the controversy surrounding the welcome song at the state school arts festival would be investigated and action taken. The minister ordered the director of education to conduct an inquiry and submit a report within a week. The minister said it was decided that the group that made the visual demonstration would no longer participate in the art fair. A teachers’ association was responsible for the welcoming committee. They had seen the welcome song in rehearsal but didn’t recognize it because it wasn’t a dress rehearsal. The minister said it was not the leftist government’s position that was presented on stage.
Meanwhile, a complaint was filed with the Kozhikode police against the school’s art festival welcome song. High Court lawyer and Rajiv Gandhi Study Circle state secretary VR Anup filed the complaint. The complaint also underscored Minister Muhammad Riaz’s remark that a religious group was portrayed as a terrorist in the welcome song and that the conspiracy should be investigated.
English summary: V Sivankutty announced an inquiry into the Kerala State School Kalolsavam inaugural song controversy