18:05 PM IST: The Popular Front of India (PFI) has said that the protests will continue against the NIA and ED raids until all their leaders are released. "Raids against us are totally illegal. They did not find anything in the homes of our leaders. They think that we will be scared, but we will not fear such raids by the ED and the NIA. We will continue to protest till they release our leaders," PFI State General secretary Obeydulla Noori said during a press conference in West Bengal's Murshidabad. (With inputs from Anupam Mishra)
17:27 PM IST: A petrol bomb was hurled at the RSS office in Kannur, Mattanur during the protest against the arrest of the Popular Front of India's state leaders. A two-member group reached on a scooter, threw a petrol bomb, and broke the window panes. Kannur, Kerala | During the strike protesting the arrest of the Popular Front of India's leaders by NIA, a petrol bomb was hurled by two persons at the RSS office in Mattannur; police probe underway pic.twitter.com/3FQCSUgAgS — ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2022
14:56 PM IST: The PFI criminals have resorted to massive violence in the name of harthal. They attacked KSRTC buses, forcefully shut shops and disrupted Mookambika pilgrimage while Kerala police remain silent spectators. There is a total breakdown of law and order situation in Kerala. The PFI criminals have resorted to massive violence in the name of harthal. They attacked KSRTC buses, forcefully shut shops and disrupted Mookambika pilgrimage while Kerala police remain silent spectators. There is a total breakdown of law and order situation in Kerala. — K Surendran (@surendranbjp) September 23, 2022
14:52 PM IST: Police detained five PFI workers for allegedly vandalising shops and vehicles during a protest as a part of the statewide strike called over NIA raids, reported ANI.
14:51 PM IST: A clash erupted between PFI workers and locals in Kannur's Payyanur after locals said they won't shut down their shops.
11:54 AM IST: PFI workers held protest in Thiruvananthapuram after NIA crackdown. Kerala | PFI workers hold protest in Thiruvananthapuram (pics 1 & 2) and Kochi (pic 3 & 4) amid strike called over raids, arrests by NIA pic.twitter.com/SR4vY8OLHY — ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2022
11:52 AM IST: A KSRTC bus driver in Kerala's Aluva was seen driving, wearing a helmet after KSRTC buses were attacked in various places.
11:35 AM IST: Kerala High Court said that the police should ensure that adequate measures are put in place to prevent any damage/destruction to public/private property of the government and citizens who do not support the call for a strike.
11:30 AM IST: The Kerala High Court has initiated a suo moto case against leaders of radical outfit PFI over stir in the state. As per a HC order, no organisation can call a bandh without permission in the state. The stir is being held by PFI against NIA raids.
11:27 AM IST: Kerala | Members of the Popular Front of India (PFI) hold protest against NIA raids, in Kottayam and Kochi pic.twitter.com/b2NLOE5rb8 — ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2022
11:26 AM IST: Stones were pelted at Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses (KSRTC) in various districts including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kozhikode, Wayanad, and Alappuzha.
PFI Bandh in Kerala Highlights: Will continue protests against NIA raids, says PFI
New Delhi | September 23, 2022 22:25 IST
The stir called by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in Kerala turned violent as cops were attacked and buses vandalised. PFI offices were raided on Thursday over alleged terror links. The stir was called in response to raids and arrests of PFI members. Stay tuned with India Today for more updates.