Kozhikode | Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala today urged political parties to extend wholehearted support to maintain law and order in politically sensitive Kannur District which witnessed widespread violence following murder of a CPI (M) activist in neighbouring Kasargod district on August 29.
Talking to reporters after meeting Additional Director General of Police N Shankar Reddy, who visited the trouble torn areas, he said political parties should extend cooperation to the government on its efforts to bring back peace and normalcy in the localities.
Stating certain elements were indulging in violence without any provocation, he said the riots were pre- planned. He said the government has convened a meet of political parties to find ways and means to bring back peace in the district.
He said the security in the district has been beefed up to prevent further escalation of violence adding the government also proposed to intensify security arrangement throughout the state in the coming days.
Many people injured and houses damaged in clashes between activists of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Bharatiya Janata party in Kannur and Kasargod District following killing of CPI (M)’s C Narayanan allegedly by the BJP men on Onam day.
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