Kannur, Jan 22 (UNI) Police burst three tear gas shells to disperse the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) workers, as the dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the party turned violent at Taliparamba in Kerala, today.
Two persons were injured as the agitating workers pelted stones at a Kannur-bound Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus police said.
The hartal was called by the IUML in the Taliparamaba municipal area, protesting against the attack on shops run by its party supporters, allegedly by the CPI(M) activists, last night.
Six CPI(M) sympathisers, who were returning after a party meeting, were injured in an attack, last night. The attack on the shops run by IUML wokers was said to be a retaliation to the attack on CPI(M) sympathisers.
A large number of police force was deployed in the area.
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