In yet another case of political violence in Kannur, six people were injured on Saturday night. Activists of both the CPI (M) and the BJP were involved in the incident.
The two groups clashed on Saturday night in Muzhuppilangad in Edakkad at around 10.30pm. The activists of the CPI (M) were making arrangements to observe the death anniversary of its leader AK Gopalan. A verbal fight broke out between the two groups when a CPI (M) worker tried to hang decorations in front of the house of a BJP activist. This provoked the BJP workers which ended in a clash, the police said.
Six activists, three from CPI (M) and three from the RSS, got injured in the clash, Edakkad Police said. All the injured have been admitted to various hospitals. According to the police, no one is seriously injured. The police have filed cases against 15 BJP activists with the charge of attempt to murder in connection with the incident. Cases have also been registered against three CPI (M) workers with the same charge.
As many as 14 political murders have been reported in the state since the CPI (M) led Left Democratic Front came to power in Kerala. In most of the cases, the parties involved were the CPI (M) and RSS/BJP workers.
Seven cases have been reported from Kannur district alone, which is infamous for the CPI (M)-RSS clashes. Four cases have been reported from Dharmadam, the constituency of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.