Kerala is turning into a land of political clashes. Data shows that after elections to the Kerala Legislative Assembly, as many as 485 political clashes have taken place in the State. These clashes have taken place within the months of May, June and July.
In a total of 485 clashes, around 1,081 arrests have been recorded so far. The most number of political clashes were recorded in the districts where party villages are found. The highest number of clashes (107) has taken place in Kannur district. So far, 211 arrests have been made by the police after these skirmishes. Interestingly, the Congress and the BJP have been involved in 75 clashes in Kannur district.
The second highest number of political clashes has been recorded in Malappuram district (78). In Malappuram, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) have been involved in 62 clashes. Kozhikode Rural has registered 74 political clashes, Thiruvananthapuram City has seen 8 and Thiruvananthapuram Rural has witnessed 13.