The mobs in Kerala rage fire after two women in their menstrual cycle enter the Sabarimala Temple on January 2. They faced no allegations while on their way to the shrine. They had police protection along with them which protected them if any mishap took place.
The protests took fire in the nearby cities and kept on spreading to the whole of Kerala. They protested by placing burning tyres and granite blocks and clashes leaving three BJP workers injured in a knife attack, officials said.
The dawn to dusk shutdown called by the Sabarimala Karma Samiti an umbrella organisation of pro-hindutva groups and Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) turned the state into turmoil, as hundreds of Hindu right wing activists crashed many cars and attacked many officials of the ruling party CPM.
Most state run buses were kept off the road as most of the buses were destroyed by the protesters as they were set on fire. Only few auto-rickshaws piled on the road after Wednesday.
After the two women entered the temple on Tuesday, the temple was shut down for the purification rituals. The protests went on increasing as the time went by and it also caused a death of one person who was a BJP worker. Nine people accused of involvement in the attack have been identified and two of them arrested, police said.
The violence included 79 state government buses vandalized and 31 police officials injured, officials said.Protests demonstrations by the BJP and Sabarimala Karma Samiti turned violent at several places in Kozhikode, Kannur Malappuam, Pallakad, and Thiruvananthapuram. The police used batons and water canons to break the protests but the rage kept on growing.
As the protesters kept on growing and the loss and harm caused by them kept on increasing. There were many protesters who were arrested from different parts of the state for breaking the peace into the state.
The state university also postponed their examination scheduled for Thursday.