Thiruvananthapuram: A street in Kasaragod district, which has been named after the Gaza city in Palestine, has been under the scanner as intelligence agencies suspect of any possible terror links with regard to the naming of the street, say reports.
The road to Juma Masjid at Thuruthi, Kasaragod was renamed Gaza Street last month. The rechristening ceremony was held in the presence of Kasaragod District Panchayath President A.G.C. Basheer, who said that he had attended the ceremony by coincidence.
The road to Thuruthi Juma Masjid was concretised recently using the funds from the Municipality. Interestingly, the Municipality officials said that they were not aware of the renaming of the street. Gaza is the name of a swathe of territory between Israel and Egypt that is administered by Palestine. The Gaza Strip, as it formally called, is blockaded by Israel and Egypt.
Meanwhile, BJP local leadership alleged that there are attempts to rename other places in the district in this manner. BJP leader P. Ramesh said that the Municipal Corporation has noticed such things.
However, the areas near Padanna are being monitored by the Central agencies following reports that some youths, who were reportedly missing from Padanna, have joined the IS.
There were recent reports that Palakkad native Sajeer Mangalassery, who joined the IS, was killed in Afghanistan.