Staff Reporter

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Ranni unit of the BJP organised a march from Madhathumoozhy to Puthukkada on Tuesday seeking immediate eviction of all encroachments on the Pandalam-Nilackal Thiruvabharanam path.

Hundreds of party workers took part in the march, which was blocked by the police when it reached the gate erected by a private plantation company at Puthukkada.

The protesters demanded removal of the gate as it stood on the traditional path. A group of protesters broke through the police cordon and erected party flags.