Bombs were hurled at the houses of CPI(M) Kannur MLA Shamseer and BJP MP V Muraleedharan.

news Sabarimala Saturday, January 05, 2019 - 09:16

Following violent protests after the entry of 3 women under the age of 50 into Sabarimala, country bombs were hurled at the houses of CPI(M) and BJP leaders on Friday.

The house of Kannur CPI (M) MLA AN Shamseer in Madapeedika near Thalassery was attacked by unidentified people on Friday night. Following the incident, Shamseer alleged that RSS workers were responsible for the attack. He also alleged that top wing leaders in the state were also part of the conspiracy which led to the attack, according to Manorama reports.

Shamseer stated that he had not been present in the house when the attack took place, but had gone to attend a peace meeting session between CPI(M) and RSS workers in the district. Kannur and Thalassery have been witnessing sporadic violence and attacks on houses of party leaders as part of the ongoing Sabarimala protests. Former CPI(M) district secretary P Sasi’s house, near Thalassery Court, too was attacked on Friday.

Meanwhile, country bombs were even hurled at the ancestral house of BJP MP C Muraleedharan at the Erinjoli area in Thalassery. According to reports, Muraleedharan’s house was attacked by unidentified men who came in a vehicle, hurled country bombs at the house and left.

No casualties have been reported in any of the above mentioned incidents.

It was following the successful entry of two women - Bindu and Kanakadurga - into the Sabarimala temple on Wednesday  that protests broke out in the state. A statewide hartal announced by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi on Thursday witnessed violent protests at many places.