The Hindu Aikya Vedi has called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the district on Saturday, protesting against the decision of municipal authorities to allot Aluva Manappuram grounds for a Muslim youth organisation meeting.

Tension prevailed in the area on Friday following a protest march by the Hindu organisations to the ground. The leaders protested against the “anti-Hindu” decision of allowing the grounds for Muslim religious activities. The police blocked the protesters before reaching the ground.

Vedi leaders K.P. Haridas, A.K. Naseer and R.V. Babu addressed the activists. Protest rallies will be held in different parts of the district on Saturday, Mr. Babu said.