Kozhikode: Sporadic incidents of violence were witnessed since January 3 in Kozhikode, Kerala, after the entry of women into Sabarimala. While several CPI(M) and BJP workers have been at loggerheads all over Kerala, a group of Sangh Parivar activists took shelter at a temple on SM street in Kozhikode.

Amid allegations that these activists threatened to demolish mosques, MyNation is in possession of the FIR that names  CPI(M) branch secretary and twenty goons for vandalising a mosque in Perambra, Kozhikode. Sources say that this was intentionally done to kick start communal riots and blame Sangh Parivar. Many devotees have said that the CPI(M) under the leadership of Pinarayi Vijayan, has been bulldozing its way into the Lord’s abode. Some have even demanded the resignation of the chief minister. 

According to police sources, a total of around 1300 cases have been registered around 3200 arrests have been made in connection with the violent protests in Kerala.

The ruling government, with the help of police, have till date allowed the entry of three women into the shrine, using the Supreme Court verdict as their excuse. The devotees have been upset and the state has turned into a war zone with hartals galore. 

While the thantri has performed purification rituals after the entry of the first two women, he, the many priests and a sea of Ayyappa devotees are waiting for justice with the review petition that will be heard starting January 22.