#Sabarimala: Bombs hurled at houses of Left leaders in KeralaLast updated on Jan 05, 2019, 12:25 pm
Violence erupted over the Sabarimala issue across Kerala yesterday night with bombs hurled at the house of Thalassery MLA and CPI(M) leader A N Shamseer among other places.
Unidentified persons riding a bike hurled a bomb at Shamseer's house at Madapeedikayil in Kannur, Kerala at around 10.15 pm, said police.
"This was an RSS conspiracy to instigate violence in the state," said Shamseer.
'RSS intends to create violence, destroy peaceful atmosphere of state'
Going further, Shamseer said, "They intend to create violence and destroy the peaceful atmosphere of the state."
The attack happened when the Left leader was attending a peace meeting organized at Thalassery after widespread violence had hit the state following the hartal declared by right-wing groups over the entry of women in Sabarimala.
Bombs were also hurled at CPI(M) leader P Sasi's house.
Two shops, house of a CPI(M) local leader also attacked
The house of Sasi, also the former Kannur district secretary of CPI(M), is located in Thalassery.
A CPI(M) activist Vishak was also attacked at Iritty in Kannur district.
Two shops and the house of a CPI(M) local leader at Adoor were also attacked with bombs yesterday.
Seven persons were injured in these attacks.
In another development, prohibitory orders have been issued at various places.
Fallout: Prohibitory orders issued at various places for seven days
The orders have been issued for Pandalam, Adoor and Kodumon police station areas in Pathanamthitta district for seven days. Pathanamthitta has witnessed widespread violence over entry of women into Sabarimala. The violence also led to death of Sabarimala Karma Samiti member Chandran Unnithan at Pandalam.
Kerala marred with violence since the afternoon of January 2
Kerala has been marred with violence since the afternoon of January 2 after two women of menstruating age managed to enter Sabarimala temple.
The southern state has been witnessing massive protests from the right-wing organizations since the Left-led state government decided to implement the September 28 order of the Supreme Court allowing women of all ages to enter the centuries-old hill-top shrine of Sabarimala.