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Kathua incident: Hartal call disrupts life in Kerala

Covai Post Network

KOCHI: Normal life was disrupted in Kerala on Monday following a hartal call called by a section of social media users to protest the rape and murder of a minor girl at Kathua in Kashmir.

Supporters went berserk forcing shopkeepers to down the shutters and blocking traffic at important junctions. What began as a campaign on social media led to a total shutdown. While normal life was disrupted in parts of Thiruvananthapuram, it was total chaos in Malapuram, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Kannur and Kasargod.

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Stones were pelted and roads were blocked at several places. Police resorted to lathicharge to disperse unruly crowd and registered case against many people. Some of the protesters were detained.

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