I was born in Trivandrum in Kerala. This is most distressing. We are a large part of the population in Kerala. We usually get on very well with our Jindu and Muslim brothers and sisters. This is despicable. Many Muslims from kerala go to the gulf states to work. Some are returning radicalized. Lots of troubling news in my home state. The joys of a marxist government.
The family of a professor in southern India whose hand was cut off by suspected Islamic extremists have told the BBC they forgive his attackers.
Professor TJ Joseph was attacked by eight people on Sunday as he was returning home from church with his mother and his sister, who is a nun.
Police believe that Prof Joseph was attacked because he was accused of insulting Islam in an exam paper.
He is recovering in hospital in the town of Muvattupuzha in Kerala state.
Two activists of the predominantly Muslim Popular Front of India (PFI) were arrested on Monday in connection with the attack.
At the time of the assault, Prof Joseph had been suspended from his position in the Roman Catholic-run Newman college in the town of Thodupuzha and was facing possible criminal charges for blasphemy.
That was because in March he was alleged to have insulted the Prophet Muhammad in an exam paper, an accusation strongly denied by his family.
The attack has been condemned by the government of Kerala and various Muslim organisations, who point out that such incidents are extremely rare in the state.