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Tension continues as CPI(M) activist attacked in Kannur

Monday, 31 May 2010 - 5:21pm IST | Place: Kannur | Agency: PTI
The CPI(M) worker, with injuries on his hands and legs, was shifted to a hospital in Mangalore.

A CPI(M) activist was stabbed today while some houses were attacked by unidentified persons as tension continued to prevail in parts of the politically sensitive Kannur district today in the wake of the murder of two BJP activists in new Mahe.

Manoharan, also an employee of the CPI (M) controlled AKG Memorial Cooperative Hospital here, was injured when he was attacked, allegedly by IUML workers, at Koran Peedika early today, police said.

CPI(M) leaders here accused activists of IUML and Popular Front of India, a Muslim outfit, of unleashing attacks on its partymen following the murder of two BJP activists at New Mahe locality on Friday last.

The CPI(M) worker, with injuries on his hands and legs, was shifted to a hospital in Mangalore.

Unidentified persons attacked houses of rival partymen and vandalised select shops and a rice mill, at Koran Peedika, Onaparmba and Pariyaram despite strong presence of police deployed in the trouble-torn localities.

Meanwhile,BJP and RSS district leaders boycotted an all party peace meeting held at Thalassery today even as the Congress-led United Democratic Front leaders staged a walkout accusing authorities of adopting ''casual approach'' on the situation.

They sought intervention of home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, who represents the Thalassery assembly constituency.


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