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Kerala turns into war zone after women's entry into Sabarimala, Thursday bandh witnesses widespread violence

At least 266 people have been arrested and 334 people have been taken into preventive detention for the various hartal related violence.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Thiruvananthapuram [ Updated: January 03, 2019 23:44 IST ]
  BJP workers hurls bricks and stones at the CPI office
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BJP workers hurls bricks and stones at the CPI office following their protest against the entry of two women of menstruating age into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa, in Palakkad, Kerala

At least 266 people have been arrested and 334 people have been taken into preventive detention for the various hartal related violence.

These violent protests were staged by right wing groups after two women of menstruating age entered into the Sabarimala temple, police said on Thursday.

As the state continued to witness massive violence due to the hartal called by Hindu outfits, the police launched a special drive, 'Operation Broken Window' to take action against those indulging in violent protests.

The special branch would prepare the list of those indulging in violence and hand it over to the district police chiefs for further action, the police said in a released.

A photo album of the perpetrators of violence would also be prepared, the release said, adding that special teams would be set up to arrest those agitators involved in violence.

Mobile phones of suspected persons would be confiscated and sent for digital examination and raids would be carried out at their homes, to unearth arms, if any, it said.

Cases would also be registered against those involved in alleged hate campaign on social media, it added.

The state is on a boil since Wednesday when two women-- Bindu and Kanakadurga in their forties trekked the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala and offered prayers early wednesday, taking everyone by surprise.

The dawn to dusk shutdown called by Sabarimala Karma Samithi, an umbrella organisation of various pro-Hindutva groups, and the Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad Thursday led to violent protests, never seen in the state's recent history.

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