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Sabarimala Row: Bombs Thrown At CPM, BJP Leaders' Homes In Kerala

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| January 5 , 2019 , 13:18 IST

After the house of CPI(M) MLA AN Shamseer in Kannur was attacked with a bomb on Friday night, CPI(M) workers hurled bombs at BJP MP V Muraleedharan’s residence amid the ongoing incidents of violence in Kerala over the Sabarimala issue.

According to media reports, prohibitory orders have been issued at Pandalam, Adoor and Kodumon police station areas in Pathanamthitta district for seven days. Seven people were injured. Later, senior RSS leader Chandran was also attacked by CPM workers in Kannur. 

To prevent the violence from escalating, the state DGP Lokanath Behra has stepped up security especially in Kannur, Kozhikode districts where the recent shutdown invoked by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi, an RSS-backed outfit, had led to a series of violence and subsequent arrests.

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According to Kerala DGP Loknath Behera, 33 people were taken into preventive detention in connection with violence in Kannur district, last night. Apart from this, 76 cases have been registered in connection with attacks in Pathanamthitta district for which 25 have been remanded while 204 people have been taken into preventive detention with 110 arrested.

These attacks came at a time when the state is facing intense protest over the entry of two women of menstruating age, Bindu and Kanaka Durga in Sabarimala, another woman from Sri Lanka entered the holy shrine yesterday, nearly four months after the Supreme Court quashed age-old restrictions on the entry of women into the temple.