Clash sparks off tension at Kattakada, five RSS workers detained
The Hindu, 10, July 2006
Thiruvananthapuram: A tense situation was prevailing in Kattakada following a clash between Hindu Aikya Vedi workers and members of a Christian religious mission on Sunday morning.
Two members of the religious mission, Samuel and Jayakumar, who were injured in the clash, have been admitted to the Kattakada Government Hospital. According to police, the violence occurred when Hindu Aikya Vedi workers allegedly trespassed into a prayer hall run by the religious mission at Kallikadu around 10.30 a.m.
In the evening, Hindu Aikya Vedi staged a march in Kallikadu accusing the religious mission of attacking Vedi activists.
Meanwhile, the police have detained five persons, suspected to be Rashtriya Swayam Sevak workers, in connection with the incident. A police team lead by Circle Inspector Kattakada, Saifudeen was camping in the area. The police have intensified night patrolling and searching of vehicles.