A day after claiming that the amendment to the Kerala Police Act “will in no way be used against free speech or impartial journalism”, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said the controversial law will not be implemented before a detailed discussion in the state legislative assembly. Opinions of all sides will be heard and only then further secession will be taken, Vijayan said. “With the announcement of the amendment, different views arose from different quarters. Concerns were expressed by those who supported the Left Democratic Front and those who stood for the protection of democracy. In this situation, we are not intending to amend the law. Detailed discussions in this regard will be held in the Assembly and further steps will be taken in this regard after hearing the views of all parties,” the CM said in a statement.
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