IDUKKI: In protest against the death of Abhimanyu, the 20 year old second year BSC Chemistry student, who was stabbed to death allegedly by the Campus Front activists at Maharajas College, Ernakulam on Sunday night, a dawn to dusk hartal has been observed in the Vattavada Grama Panchayath near Munnar in Idukki which put the normal life here into a standstill.
The protestors under the leadership of the DYFI (Democratic Youth Federation of India) Vattavada union took out protest march to the town early morning and demanded the shop owners to close the shops. The protestors later blocked the traffic completely by placing tar barrels on the middle of the road.
Private vehicles, buses and two wheelers completely stayed away from the road. Educational institutions and government organizations remained shut throughout the day. Educational institutions were forcibly shut by SFI activists across the district. Protest march was held under the leadership of SFI activists at Vandiperiyar, Kattappana and Nedumkandam towns, in which hundreds of students from various educational institutions took part.
Minor clashes were reported from Government Higher Seconadary School at Amaravathy near Kumily when SFI activists called for all classes to be shut and school faculties prevented them from disrupting the class.
However the tensing situation was brought under control after the Kumily police reached the spot and asked the activists to leave the place. Later classes resumed as usual.