Kerala: BJP calls for state shutdown to protest killing of party activist Remith

The Bharatiya Janata Party's Kerala unit called for a state shutdown to protest against the murder of one of its activists in Kannur. Party activists took out a march to the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram.

FP Staff October 13, 2016 20:05:49 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party's Kerala unit called for a state shutdown to protest against the murder of one of its activists in Kannur. Party activists took out a march to the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: PTI
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The Bharatiya Janata Party's Kerala unit called for a state shutdown to protest against the murder of one of its activists in Kannur. Party activists took out a march to the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: PTI
Shops remained closed, attendances in various government and private establishments were thin because public and private transport and buses remained off the road. Photo: PTI
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Shops remained closed, attendances in various government and private establishments were thin because public and private transport and buses remained off the road. Photo: PTI
BJP activists forcibly closed down shops including medical stores after destroying Left Democratic Front (LDF) hoardings, flag posts near Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: PTI
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BJP activists forcibly closed down shops including medical stores after destroying Left Democratic Front (LDF) hoardings, flag posts near Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: PTI
BJP activists also took out a protest march in Kozhikode as part of their statewide strike. Some two-wheelers and private vehicles were seen plying around in urban areas but it was a different scenario in the rural areas. Photo: PTI
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BJP activists also took out a protest march in Kozhikode as part of their statewide strike. Some two-wheelers and private vehicles were seen plying around in urban areas but it was a different scenario in the rural areas. Photo: PTI
The protesters destroyed the advertisements of the CPI(M) and clashed with some persons who tried to venture out of their homes. Photo: PTI
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The protesters destroyed the advertisements of the CPI(M) and clashed with some persons who tried to venture out of their homes. Photo: PTI
Over 2000 police personnel were mobilised in Kannur. Those who had gone on leave were asked to report for duty even as investigations over the death of Remith continued. Photo: PTI
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Over 2000 police personnel were mobilised in Kannur. Those who had gone on leave were asked to report for duty even as investigations over the death of Remith continued. Photo: PTI