1 injured in stone pelting in SFI rally
One person was injured when a clash broke out between the SFI, KSU and Youth Congress activists in Kannur town during a march organised by students federation of India SFI.
About 400 SFI activists went on a protest march against hike in bus fares in Kerala, which was inaugurated by SFI National President V Sivadasan.
According to the police, after the inauguration, SFI activists hurled stones forcing police to use water cannons to disperse the students. The SFI activists also damaged a hoarding publicing the 'Rashtra Raksha' rally near the collectorate.
As the SFI march was ending, some students hurled stones against KSU activists who assembled near the Twon Square as part of the 'Rashtra Raksha' rally, in the evening by the Youth Congress.
One KSU activist, Sadhik, President of SN college KSU unit, suffered injuries on his nose. The SFI activists also hurled stones at the reception committee office of Youth Congress near the DCC office. Youth Congress activists also hurled stones against the SFI activists. Police rushed to the spot and dispersed the activists. In the scuffle that ensued, Youth Congress activists assaulted one policeman.
According to police, the tense situation in the town was brought under control. A large number of police personnel were deployed in the town for the Youth Congress 'Rashtra Raksha rally.