Barring a few stray incidents of stone-throwing on buses and attacks on shops, Kasaragod remained peaceful on the 20th anniversary of the destruction of the Babri Masjid on Thursday.

Officials in the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation depot here said the windscreen and rear windows of four buses were smashed, while two buses got slightly damaged.

Youths on a motorcycle threw stones at bus proceeding to Kanhangad from here at Cheliyankode before escaping through a narrow lane.

Services suspended

The corporation suspended services for a while but resumed them with police escort on select routes.

Injured

Similar incidents were reported at Eriyal here and Arikadi, near Kumbla.

A bus driver suffered shoulder injuries when his bus came under attack late on Wednesday evening.

A few shops at Cherkala, Chengala and Uliyathadka were vandalised, police sources here said.

No-one has been arrested so far.

The police had intensified patrolling in sensitive and vulnerable localities, where they had set up cameras to track trouble-makers.

Many people stayed indoors, apprehending trouble. With poor passenger turnout and fear of attacks, quite a few private buses kept off the road.

Shutters downed

Many traders downed their shutters. However, life in the town and nearby areas unaffected during the day.

Kasaragod witnesses untoward incidents on the anniversary of the destruction of the Masjid every year.


  • KSRTC buses damaged

  • A few shops were vandalised