Widespread violence was reported across Kerala as a shutdown began on Thursday, day after two women under the age of 50 managed to enter the Sabarimala temple.
The BJP had called for a two-day protest against the women’s entry in the Sabarimala temple under police protection.
On Wednesday, angry protestors blocked roads in many parts of the state. Police caned protestors in Kasargode, Palakkad, Kollam and many other places. A group of women jumped a barricade and came close to the CM’s office in the state capital, but were overpowered.
SC declines urgent hearing on Sabarimala
The Supreme Court declined urgent hearing on Sabarimala and said that it will take up the case on the scheduled date, that is, January 22 itself.
— LatestLY (@latestly) January 3, 2019
— nolan pinto (@nolanentreeo) January 3, 2019
Brutal attack unleashed by #KeralaPolice and @CPIMKerala on @BJP4Keralam and @RSSorg workers today across the state! One dead and Hundreds are injured and hospitalized!
Below images are from Neyyattinkara, #Thiruvananthapuram !!#Sabarimala pic.twitter.com/NtaIPVPl7h
— നചികേതസ് (@nach1keta) January 2, 2019
Kerala protests against the @CPIMKerala's conspiracy to desecrate Sabarimala.@TheKeralaPolice escorted ladies of restricted age to Sabarimala and broke the centuries old traditions.@CMOKerala ignoring the sentiments of Hindus.#SaveSabarimalaTradition pic.twitter.com/a8tu9osFQf
— BJP KASARAGOD (@BJP4Kasaragod) January 2, 2019
— Akhil Raj (@AkhilRa10010260) January 2, 2019
7:19 am IST
Widespread violence reported across Kerala; 57 buses destroyed
57 buses have been destroyed. Many CPM and BJP offices attacked. Widespread violence reported from many areas of the state.
Police arrest two in connection with activist’s death
A native of Pandalam Chandran Unnithan (55) died in stone pelting. BJP said CPM workers were behind the attack. Police arrested two in connection with the death.