Kozhikode: Muslim League's Beypore constituency vice president KM Basheer got suspended for participating in the human chain organised by the LDF against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Kerala. It is reported that Basheer attended the programme held in Kozhikode on Republic day.

The Muslim League had earlier decided that its activists should not attend any protests staged without discussing with the party. It has been alleged that Basheer attended the protests violating the decision.

The action was taken against Basheer despite differences in the league on party activists attending the human chain. Muslim League state general secretary KPA Majeed had asserted earlier that if anyone attends the programme violating the decision of the UDF, action would be taken against them.

Almost seven million people formed a human chain that stretched from Kasaragod in the north to the southernmost tip of the state.  The 620-km human chain stretched from Kasaragod town square in the north to the state’s southernmost tip.

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, along with his family members, joined the chain at the Martyrs’ column in Palayam. Kerala is the first state to approach the apex court against the CAA. The Kerala government said the CAA violates Articles 14, 21 and 25 of the Constitution of India. The Act also violates the basic principle of secularism.